SPEAKER BIO

Michael Pryor'S RECOMMENDATIONS
Book
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
Podcast
Radiolab
News Source
Twitter, New York Times, Washington Post, Y Combinator
Gadget
Oculus Quest
App
Trello, Meditation apps like Calm and Headspace
Favourite Tech CEO / Founder
Elon Musk
If you could do a TedTalk on anything what would it be on?
Using imposter syndrome to your benefit (Mike Cannon-Brookes)

Today we speak with Michael Pryor, co-founder and current Head of Trello at Atlassian. Trello was acquired by Atlassian in 2017 for $425M and stands as Atlassian’s largest-ever acquisition. Trello is one of many products developed by Fog Creek Software, a company Michael co-founded with Joel Spolsky back in 2000. Michael’s co-founder pitched Trello at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2007 with the lofty goal of attracting 100 million users. Now, 13 years later, over 50 million people are signed up for Trello and that goal doesn’t seem so lofty anymore.

In addition to the birth and growth of Trello, remote work is a big focus of this episode. Two thirds of Trello’s workforce is remote, so Michael shares his tested strategies for how to build, manage, and grow a remote workforce.

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