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44 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Belsky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Belsky, often where they are interviewed.

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44 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Belsky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Belsky, often where they are interviewed.

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The Definition of Creative Thought Leadership - Scott Belsky (Behance/Adobe)

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Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor (and all-around product obsessive). He currently serves as Adobe's Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott's passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across the creative industries. After Behance's acquisition, Scott helped reboot Adobe's mobile product strategy and led Behance until 2016, when he spent a few years as an investor and advisor to multiple businesses.

Alongside his role at Adobe, Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design - and help empower people. He works closely with a number of venture capital firms including Benchmark and Homebrew, and is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Carta, Cheddar, Flexport, Airtable, and Periscope (now part of Twitter) as well as several others in the early stages.

Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower the careers of creative people. These include 99U, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and a popular line of organizational paper products that help organize creative people and teams.

Scott is also the author of the international bestselling books  Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, Apr, 2010), and The Messy Middle (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, Oct, 2018).

Scott is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. In 2010, Scott was also included in Fast Company's list of "100 Most Creative People in Business."

Prior to founding Behance in 2006, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott was especially focused on organizational improvement and strengthening relationships with clients. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Scott and his family live in New York City and San Francisco.

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(Interviewed by Startup Grind's founder Derek Andersen).

Sep 12 2020 · 47mins
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SaaStr 368: 5 Insights for Consumerization of the Enterprise with Scott Belsky, CPO and EVP @ Adobe Creative Cloud

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Success in the Enterprise means ensuring consumerization is a part of your strategy. Scott Belsky, CPO, EVP of Creative Cloud at Adobe will explore key tactics to focus on the user experience.

Aug 27 2020 · 25mins
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Adobe’s Scott Belsky Talks About How Creativity Breeds Good Culture

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Aug 19 2020 · 30mins
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262: Scott Belsky – How to avoid and recover from the distractions that can derail your progress

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Scott Belsky, author of The Messy Middle
Scott Belsky and Bill Ringle discuss the pitfalls to avoid and the practical tips for getting back on track for small business leaders.
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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview
Self-awareness is the only sustainable competitive advantage in business.
Hardship brings your teams together and equips you to endure for the long haul.
Nobody wants to inflict pain on their team, but quick and controlled pain is better than a drawn-out infection.
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Sound judgment, achieved through aggressive truth-seeking, is your most differentiating and deterministic trait. It’s all about being honest. #MQ4B Ep262 with Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), author of The Messy MiddleClick To Tweet
Explain why taking the action is essential to the larger mission and how important that mission is. #MQ4B Ep262 with Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), author of The Messy MiddleClick To Tweet
Self-awareness starts with the realization that when you’re at a peak or in a valley, you’re not your greatest self. #MQ4B Ep262 with Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky),
Jun 08 2020 · 35mins
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32. Scott Belsky • How to Persevere

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Scott Belsky is an investor, author, and entrepreneur currently serving as the Chief Product Officer at Adobe and venture partner at Benchmark Capital. He was the co-founder of Behance in 2006, which was sold to Adobe in 2012 for $150 million.   

Today, he comes on our show to talk about his book The Messy Middle, which helps entrepreneurs, creatives, or anyone working on a project to navigate the messy middles of any new endeavor.   

Enjoy this conversation with the great Scott Belsky!

May 06 2020 · 40mins
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096: Behance : Scott Belsky - From a Mundane trader to a multi-millionaire

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Behance is like LinkedIn for Designers. Scott started with a low-level job as a financial trader but later started Behance with less than $20,000 Later, he sold it to Adobe for more than $100 million. Let us see how he did it.

May 05 2020 · 21mins
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Stuck@Om with Scott Belsky

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In this episode of Stuck@Om my friend Scott Belsky—CPO of Adobe and founder of Behance—joins me to have a conversation about the state of our world. He shares how his family is keeping safe and what they’re doing to keep their children occupied.

We chat about our love/hate relationship with Twitter, and how their engagement-driven algorithm is being overwhelmingly driven by the fear-filled masses. An algorithm that curates topics you’re passionate about would better suit them. We worry they are too focused on keeping the lights on that they aren’t thinking about long-term strategies.

We also talk about looking beyond the economic impact of the pandemic — how will people think differently about their product and value propositions? Will superfluous products that society never needed begin to disappear? And what about the short and long-term impacts on how businesses function? Scott points out that we were forced to accelerate years ahead with the way we think about a distributed workforce. 

Perhaps the world will see an increase in empathy and focus on health and wellness. We may see a seismic shift in the world of entertainment with more virtual concerts or on-demand theatre options. Will conferences become virtual presentations where people simply meetup afterward for happy-hours and social gatherings? Listen to this episode for a wide-ranging and hopeful discussion about our future. 

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Outline of This Episode
  • How Scott and his family are staying safe and busy
  • Will products getting usage now get hurt long-term?
  • Twitter’s engagement-driven business model is a problem
  • Trust & safety can’t be a singular focus for a product organization
  • Will startups think differently about their product and value propositions?
  • The short and long-term impact of the Coronavirus on businesses
  • Distance learning will no longer be shunned by universities
  • What does the future of trust look like in relationship-building?
  • How children will learn more from this pandemic than we will
  • How will conferences evolve in the post-pandemic world?
  • The impact of the Coronavirus on the hotel industry and Airbnb
  • Increased awareness of personal health is on the horizon
  • How Behance users are internalizing the world's events with their craft
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May 01 2020 · 41mins
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Scott Belsky: Making an impact with Creativity.

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Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, investor & author.

In 2006 he founded Behance a revolutionary platform for creative people around the world to share their work. 6 years later that company was acquired by Adobe and that's currently where Scott resides as the Chief Product Officer. I was super honored to be able to sit down with Scott last week in NYC and talk about creativity, something that impacts his everyday life. We talked about what it means to create impact, knowing which ideas to follow & the future of the creative industry. This is Tuesday Morning Coffee with Scott Belsky. 

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Mar 10 2020 · 27mins
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Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, early stage investor and cofounder of Behance, the leading online platform for the creative industry to showcase and discover creative work. He currently lives in New York where he serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Named one of Fast Company's “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Scott is also the author of two national bestselling books – Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle.

You can follow Scott on Twitter @ScottBelksy.

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Jan 30 2020 · 34mins
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Adobe's Scott Belsky on Leading with Conviction

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When you’re committed to making a better product and a better community, conviction is paramount. Evenin the face of opposition, if you don’t believe in the product and the needs it can address for the community you’ve identified, how can you truly lead?   We talked with Scott Belsky, creator of Behance and the Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Creative Cloud at Adobe. Scott is an executive, author, investor, and most importantly, a product obsessive. Scott shares how Behance found its footing by building the product around their ideal customers, even when they couldn’t get them to buy in from the start.   As a Chief Product Officer, Scott also shares insights into what conviction looks like when you’re the leader of multiple products across a vast community, and how empowering others to make decisions has been vital to product success at Adobe. Take a listen! Past Episodes Mentioned:  Products Mentioned: 
Nov 07 2019 · 24mins