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Seth Godin on Tribes, Leadership in Crisis, and Running the Perfect Zoom Meeting

Seth Godin on Tribes, Leadership in Crisis, and Running the Perfect Zoom Meeting

Seth Godin on Tribes, Leadership in Crisis, and Running the Perfect Zoom Meeting

From his workspace near Manhattan, Seth Godin, best-selling author, acclaimed speaker, top blogger and podcaster, talks with Shopify Plus about his 2008 book Tribes, how its lessons apply to companies navigating new, uncertain realities in business, the most important things leaders must do in times of crisis, and how to run an effective video meeting.

“I did a Zoom training last week,” Godin says. “One guy showed up without a shirt on. It's like, ‘You wouldn't do that in real life. What are you doing?’"       

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Dave Gilboa on Seeking More Retail Space (Not Less), and Reopening Warby Parker

Dave Gilboa on Seeking More Retail Space (Not Less), and Reopening Warby Parker

Dave Gilboa on Seeking More Retail Space (Not Less), and Reopening Warby Parker

Warby Parker finds itself in a place right now it has never been before. The famed eyewear brand is used to posting nothing but wins on the scoreboard, including billion-dollar valuations and Fast Company’s nomination as the most innovative company on earth. But for the first time in Warby Parker’s 10-year run, the wind is no longer at its back. Like all its peers hacking through the weeds of COVID-19, it has been forced to close stores and furlough staff.

And yet a movement to reignite retail operations is already underway. From his home on Long Island, Dave Gilboa, the company’s co-founder and co-CEO, discusses how Warby Parker is reopening, why it may actually pursue more retail space (not less) going forward, and the new stakes for retailers to make it known they are a clean and sanitary place to shop.    

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Where Global Business is Going in the Wake of COVID-19

Where Global Business is Going in the Wake of COVID-19

Where Global Business is Going in the Wake of COVID-19

There is no corner of the globe that has not yet become affected by COVID-19.

Economically, we try to make a little sense of things with the help of our own Shopify Plus experts around the world. Dan Ross (head of revenue, North America), Shimona Mehta (head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and Shaun Broughton (head of Asia-Pacific) join us from Toronto, London, and Sydney to discuss concerns like cash flow, what sectors are faring better or worse than others in their region, and what recovery will look like for businesses across the planet.    

   

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Ross Bailey on Moving IRL Online, and What Retail’s Comeback Will Look Like

Ross Bailey on Moving IRL Online, and What Retail’s Comeback Will Look Like

Ross Bailey on Moving IRL Online, and What Retail’s Comeback Will Look Like

Ross Bailey, 28, is the founder and CEO of Appear Here, often called the “Airbnb of retail space,” a company that connects brands looking for temporary store locations with the landlords looking to rent them. A Forbes 30 under 30 nominee when he was just 23 years old, Bailey has come to be known as something of an authority for his vision and thought into the retail biz. 

Which is what makes this all so difficult. Though he is a self-described bull on retail’s eventual recovery, a global shutdown is nonetheless a precarious position for the business he traffics in. From his home office in the U.K., Bailey discusses what will change when retail makes its comeback, how the best brands are taking in-person experiences and moving them online, and why, in the end, this pandemic may not have the effect on shopping you might have read about. “What this crisis has done has not changed where retail’s going,” he says. “If anything, it’s going to accelerate it.”       

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Yale Economist K. Sudhir on the Future of Work, and How Retailers Survive a Recession

Yale Economist K. Sudhir on the Future of Work, and How Retailers Survive a Recession

Yale Economist K. Sudhir on the Future of Work, and How Retailers Survive a Recession

What better source than K. Sudhir, the James L. Frank Professor at Yale School of Management, to help understand a time that quite literally comes without historic precedent—when a global health crisis has made mincemeat out of an otherwise healthy global economy?

From his home office near Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn., Sudhir discusses what types of companies weather a recession better than others, where opportunity lies for businesses and industries in crisis, and why the ways we work may never be the same again. “I think this actually is lighting a fire onto a fuel that is already there,” he says. “I imagine that there are going to be big changes to the nature of work.”        

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Ben Francis, Noel Mack on Giving the Gymshark Community What It Needs Now

Ben Francis, Noel Mack on Giving the Gymshark Community What It Needs Now

Ben Francis, Noel Mack on Going IRL to URL, and Giving the Gymshark Community What It Needs Now

From their home offices in the U.K., Ben Francis, Gymshark’s founder and chief marketing officer, and Noel Mack, Gymshark's chief brand officer, discuss the risks of getting brand communication wrong at a time like this, what the tail of COVID-19 may mean for Gymshark’s future retail ambitions, and how the key to good community engagement may be reactive, not proactive.

“Me and Ben aren’t genius marketers,” Mack says. “We're just good listeners. We listen to the audience and act on what we think they want. That's it.”         

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