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The Path to Pivot: A Conversation with Jason Shen about Conviction, Experimentation, and Venture-Scale Opportunities

Monday May 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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3x startup founder turned exec coach Jason Shen joins creativity expert Herbert Lui for a conversation about how venture-backed startups navigate the uncertain leap from one direction to another in his new book The Path to Pivot: A Startup Playbook for Founders Who Want to Reboot Their Business.

Most venture-backed startups will make one or more pivots—strategic redirections—over the course of their lives. Many of our most celebrated companies, from Instagram to Twitch to Discord to Loom, were the result of such a pivot. Yet most founders have little more than anecdotes or whispered legends to go off when navigating such perilous waters. In The Path to Pivot, veteran founder turned executive coach Jason Shen offers a framework for making one of the most difficult and agonizing decisions a founder can ever make.

From overcoming cognitive biases that keep us chained to the past, to building trust with key partners through the bumpy transition, to uncovering insights and trends from which to pursue a new direction, this is a conversation that will be of interest to current founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in how the experimental, go-big-or-go-home mentality of venture-backed startups plays out in moments of radical change.

About the Author

Jason Shen, The Outlier Coach, is the CEO of Refactor Labs, a leadership advisory firm that works with founders, executives, and high variance talent to master hard pivots and put their dent in the universe. He previously cofounded Ridejoy (YC Summer ‘11), Headlight, and Midgame (acq by Facebook) and his writing has appeared in Every, Fast Company, Vox, CNBC, and TechCrunch. Jason is a two-time Stanford graduate, NCAA mens gymnastics national champion, and author of a weekly newsletter about resilience and creative risktaking.

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Monday May 6
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Jason Shen
Herbert Lui


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