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The 2 Things You Ask Your Team When You Pass $1B w/ Hippo’s VP of Engineering
When you think of a billion-dollar tech company, you probably imagine rooms full of monitors with dashboards and non-stop data streams.
Well, after talking to Hippo - a certified unicorn and newly minted giant in the insurance industry - we realized this couldn’t be further from the truth.
His insights about what actually matters to him were amazing for how simple, focused and – brilliant – they are.
A great conversation on what’s important to a company re-writing the rules of insurance, Mike Gordon is by far one of the most thoughtful-yet-pragmatic minds we’ve had on yet.
Episode Highlights Include:
- (1:56) From West Point to VP of Engineering
- (5:22) Best thing about metrics is "Retiring dumb stuff"
- (14:32) Reducing 'extreme face time'
- (19:23) Burnup charts vs Burndown charts
- (23:56) The two most important questions
- (35:24) Mike's four 'Golden Metrics'
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