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#44 Reverse Engineering Moonshot Goals w/ Ann Hiatt, Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt

#44 Reverse Engineering Moonshot Goals w/ Ann Hiatt, Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt

Update: 2020-07-21
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Ann Hiatt (@AnnRHiatt) received her initial business training during 15 years as the Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) and Chief-of-Staff to Eric Schmidt (CEO and Executive Chairman at Google/Alphabet). Ann now consults with executives and companies across the globe to reverse engineer their moonshot goals and get results. Ann is a sought-after international speaker and is on several advisory boards. Ann has recently relocated from Silicon Valley to Europe and brings with her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in business today.


In this episode, we talk to Ann about her amazing career with Amazon and Google. She describes her journey from her early years to becoming a name in leadership and management after working with Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Now, she manages her own consulting firm and shares to us her learnings and experiences in leadership and striving to be a better CEO.


http://www.annhiatt.co


https://www.instagram.com/annhiatt/


https://twitter.com/AnnRHiatt


https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-hiatt/




1:45 Who is Ann Hiatt?


09:06 Ann’s ‘interview’ for Amazon


14:06 Is grit a factor in getting hired?


15:55 How Ann’s father’s military background help shape her


24:36 Working in Amazon


27:12 Ann’s biggest challenge at Amazon


29:55 Women leaders


35:11 Ann’s Book


37:11 What make these great CEOs and Leaders great?


40:41 Being the dumbest person in the room and leadership


46:34 Always being challenged


51:18 What’s Ann Hiatt doing now?


1:01:59 Ann’s experience doing business in Europe


1:05:25 AI needs in companies


1:12:29 Ann’s Moonshot mindset


1:16:28 Smart people with no egos are a recipe to success


1:22:31 Robbie’s take on Ann’s career and journey


1:25:21 Talent is distributed equally, but opportunity is not


1:29:20 Diversity in tech


1:32:11 The value in risk-taking




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#44 Reverse Engineering Moonshot Goals w/ Ann Hiatt, Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt

#44 Reverse Engineering Moonshot Goals w/ Ann Hiatt, Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt

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