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Path to Becoming a CFO | Maynard Webb, Salesforce and Visa Board Member

Path to Becoming a CFO presented by Airbase

Bestselling author Maynard Webb is a 40-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist, and mentor to young entrepreneurs.As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies.Maynard currently serves on the boards of Salesforce and Visa. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum.Maynard has also served on several public and private boards, including Yahoo!, Gartner, Niku, Extensity, Hyperion, Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks), Baynote, and AdMob (acquired by Google) where he was also one of the first investors.

50mins

20 Aug 2021

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Lessons on Life, Entrepreneurship, and Impact with Maynard Webb

The Sydcast

Episode SummaryFrom a young security guard at IBM to a white-hat hacker to a titan of technology in Silicon Valley, Maynard Webb has digitally done it all.  Serving on the boards of some of the biggest players in the digital corporate world, Maynard has seen the industry rise and evolve and he’s still helping to make the world a safer, better, and more inclusive place.  Maynard and Syd discuss how the COVID pandemic has affected the workspace, the insidious effects of systemic racism, and the journey he’s on to be more informed, in this episode of The Sydcast.Syd Finkelstein Syd Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.  He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Finkelstein has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the “leadership guide for the Networked Age.”  He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and a top 25 on the Global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus.  Professor Finkelstein’s research and consulting work often relies on in-depth and personal interviews with hundreds of people, an experience that led him to create and host his own podcast, The Sydcast, to uncover and share the stories of all sorts of fascinating people in business, sports, entertainment, politics, academia, and everyday life.  Maynard WebbMaynard Webb is a 40-year veteran of the technology industry.  As an active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist, and mentor to young entrepreneurs.  As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies.Maynard currently serves on the boards of Salesforce and Visa.  Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum.In 2004, he and his wife created the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work.Maynard is the author of two bestsellers, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship and Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business.Insights from this episode:Benefits and drawbacks to living in the digital age on personal, business, and political levels.Reasons why cybercrime has recently become such a huge issue including better criminals and poor products.How Salesforce pivoted during the pandemic to help people get back to work and into the workplace.Details on the company culture in the technology industry; how it used to be, how it is now, and the direction it is heading.Strategies for going beyond affirmative action to create a truly diverse workplace and details on Visa’s plan to tackle the diversity problem. Quotes from the show:On being a hacker: “I have to say it’s quite fun because it’s like solving a big puzzle with how do you actually get into something.”  – Maynard WebbOn cybercrime: “I think it’s a consequence of how successful we’ve been in digitizing everything.”  – Maynard WebbOn the benefits of video conference: “It’s a lot better to have a conversation when you can see somebody.”  – Syd Finkelstein“The bad guys are the most innovative folks in the world and they change every week, every day, there’s a new threat.  Yet, our biggest threats still are from sloppy behavior.  People not patching systems that leave them open.”  – Maynard Webb“It’s a different organizational system that has been created in the world of cybercrime that seems to be beating us who are following a more traditional and ‘sophisticated’ way of organizing and managing.”  – Syd FinkelsteinOn COVID changing the relationship between employees and businesses: “I think that the whole work relationship is going to change and where people live and I think there’s a lot of ramifications still to come from this.”  – Maynard Webb“What you don’t want to lose is some of the magic that comes from being in person but maybe we don’t need to be in person, together, all the time.”  – Maynard WebbOn operating a business during COVID: “The need for effective communication is really through the roof and transparency is critical.”  – Syd FinkelsteinOn networking: “You want to have a following but you want to be inclusive of new thoughts as well.”  – Maynard WebbOn systemic racism: “I don’t think it’s enough anymore to feel bad; we have to take action and we have to do things that are going to make a meaningful difference.”  – Maynard WebbResources Mentioned:www.work.com by SalesForceBrotopia: Breaking up the Boys’ Club of Silicone Valley by Emily ChangStay Connected: Syd FinkelsteinWebsite: http://thesydcast.comLinkedIn: Sydney FinkelsteinTwitter: @sydfinkelsteinFacebook: The SydcastInstagram: The Sydcast Maynard WebbWebsite: www.maynardwebb.comLinkedIn: Maynard WebbTwitter: @maynardSubscribe to our podcast + download each episode on Stitcher, iTunes, and Spotify.This episode was produced and managed by  Podcast Laundry (www.podcastlaundry.com)

1hr

17 Aug 2020

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Dear Founder by Maynard Webb

Billionaire Book Club

Dunia kita ini sekarang sudah menjadi semakin kecil dan bergerak sangat cepat, Melakukan bisnis antar platform or even antara negara sudah menjadi hal yang sangat umum. Internet pun sangat membantu kita untuk menjadi seorang solo entrepreneur. Tapi tetap saja masih banyak yang gagal untuk mengembagkan bisnis nya, Mau tau kenapa? di buku Dear Founder kali ini akan di bahas beberapa survival tips untuk menjadi seorang entrepreneuh tangguh.

9mins

12 Apr 2020

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Maynard Webb: Do Bold Things

Sand Hill Road

Longtime investor Webb is on the board of directors of Salesforce and Visa and guided Yahoo through its sale to Verizon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10mins

19 Feb 2019

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Maynard Webb Shares Business & Leadership Lessons He Learned From Yahoo, eBay, And IBM

Leading The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan

Maynard Webb is co-founder and board member of Everwise, a talent development startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum. Maynard is the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, bringing his experience in developing and leading high-growth companies. In 2004, he and his wife created the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work. Maynard is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship . His second book, Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, was released in September of 2018. How do we drive/change corporate culture? It helps to have a higher purpose –be working on something that matters Be winning at what you are doing Inspire and grow your team Treat everyone with dignity and respect Tackle diversity and inclusion from the outside Make sure your teams are fired up about what they are doing. How do you get people excited about their work? Maynard believes, that first of all it is important to make sure they understand what they are doing and where it fits with the importance of the company. People want to do meaningful work that makes an impact. Employees also should know what it will do for them if they do their job well. As an individual employee you should be aware of who is the best in the world at what you do and aspire to that. For people that want to quit their jobs and want to know what to do first, Maynard says, “...before you just quit and walk out, what are the pieces that you need to own for your situation, and what your situation is, and why you’re not happy” If you are itching to be an entrepreneur then go ahead and start while you still have a full time job. Do both at the same time Maynard believes it is important to have a personal brand and you should know what you want to be known for. The character of who you are and how you walk in the world and how you treat people is important to pay attention to. Maynard also talks about his 32 year marriage and he says the secret is knowing the difference between rubber ball moments and crystal ball moments. Rubber ball moments are ones you can bounce back from, but if you mess up a crystal ball moment, like missing a high school graduation, that is a once in a lifetime moment that can’t be replaced. What you will learn in this episode: How to drive corporate culture What the early days of IBM looked like How you know when things are going well as an entrepreneur Maynard’s view of the world of work today How to get people excited about work Maynard’s advice to anyone who wants to quit their job Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maynardwebb This episode of The Future of Work Podcast was made possible by our friends at ServiceNow. Please show your support by checking out the great work they are doing!   Give employees the service experience they deserve because everyone deserves great experiences at work. Eliminate frustration and improve employee satisfaction with a single access point for efficient, personalized HR services. ServiceNow helps you put service at the heart of your business. Start today.

1hr 7mins

19 Nov 2018

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20VC: How The Best Founders Approach Bet The Company Decisions, How to Put Your Board to Work & How To Optimise Strategic Thinking on Boards with Maynard Webb, Founder @ Webb Investment Network & Everwise

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Maynard Webb is truly unique, he has worn 3 different hats and excelled in all of them. First, he is the Founder of The Webb Investment Network, the institutionalisation of his personal investing where he has invested in the likes of Zuora, GOAT, WePay, Okta, PagerDuty and many more incredible companies. He is also a Co-Founder and Board Member at Everwise, the startup that helps companies tailor, scale and run training at enterprise scale. Everwise has raised over $26m in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital and Canvas Ventures. Finally, Maynard sits on the board of some of the biggest companies of our time including Salesforce and Visa. Previously Maynard was Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, and COO of eBay. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Maynard made his way into the world of startups and came to invest in his first company, founded by Sequoia's Jim Goetz and how that led to eBay, LiveOps and more? 2.) Does Maynard believe we have an excess supply of capital in the market today? What does Maynard think of the mega $Bn+ funds being raised on a frequent basis? How does this distort pricing in the market? How does Maynard think about his own price sensitivity? What does this mean for his available reserve allocation? 3.) Does Maynard believe that the dominant role of CEO is management upscaling? How does Maynard advise on the transition from manager to inspirational leader? How do the vest best CEOs hire the very best execs? How does Maynard know when a stretch VP is a stretch too far? How should founders determine and approach "bet the company" decisions? 4.) When should a founder start installing their board? What does Maynard believe is the optimal board construction, both in characters and profiles? How has Maynard seen his own style of board membership changed over the years? What are the best board members talk to listen ratios? How can founders create alignment among their board? 5.) What is the right way for founders to deal with "s*** hit the fan moments"? What is the framework to approach this with? Where do many go wrong in their approach? How does one communicate this to the wider team, investors and board? What have been Maynard's biggest personal learnings here from eBay? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Maynard’s Fave Book: The Better Angels of Our Nature As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Maynard on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

33mins

28 Sep 2018

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91 - What the Most Successful Founders Have in Common: Maynard Webb, Scott Galloway, Robert Frank

Fortt Knox

We’ve got a fascination with founders in our culture – people who start stuff. Elon Musk. Jeff Bezos. Bill Gates.  I’ve had a new generation of founders here on Fortt Knox: Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake, and Guild Education founder Rachel Carlson to name a couple.  So this week we’re going to dig into what successful founders do right, and what we can learn from them. Because hey: The way I look at it, even if you’re not starting the next Apple, the chances are pretty good that a lot of us have started something, or will before too long. Maybe it’s a small business – a major project on your job.   My guests: CNBC Wealth Editor Robert Frank, who has chronicled the ways of successful entrepreneurs for many years now. And the irrepressible Scott Galloway, Professor at NYU’s Stern School of business, author of New York Times bestseller The Four, which examines the animating ideas behind Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. This week for the Fortt Knox one-on-one I’ve also got Maynard Webb. He’s former Board Chairman at Yahoo, former CEO of LiveOps, chief operating officer at eBay, and board member at Visa and Salesforce. 

47mins

22 Sep 2018