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Going from startup entrepreneur to CEO of a multi-billion dollar listed company. Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box - an enterprise cloud storage company which he co-founded whilst at College. He then led Box to an NYSE listing at a valuation of just under $2bn.

Aaron shares his views on founding a successful start-up, and the importance of establishing the right culture and values as the company scales. Aaron discusses how to ensure the company stays at the vanguard of technological change, and the steps taken to avoid disruption. He also shares his views on getting the right balance between ensuring Box places the correct long term bets, whilst delivering on quarterly targets. Aaron discusses:

- Taking the risk of dropping out of college;
- Scaling Box and building an organisation to operate at scale;
- How to create the right company culture and the importance of values;
- How to prevent companies from being disrupted;
- How to properly empower people; and,
- Box’s approach for pioneering moves.

Aaron Levie full version Masterclass

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box - an enterprise cloud storage company which he co-founded whilst at College. In his Masterclass, Aaron discusses:

- Taking the risk of dropping out of college;
- Scaling Box and building an organisation to operate at scale;
- How to create the right company culture and the importance of values;
- How to prevent companies from being disrupted;
- How to properly empower people; and,
- Box’s approach for pioneering moves.


Aaron Levie #1 - The idea for Box

Aaron reminisces on how he and his co-founders came across the idea for Box at 20 years old.


Aaron Levie #2 - Strong beliefs

The next topic is getting started and developing a strong belief about the product.


Aaron Levie #3 - Scaling startups

Aaron describes some important considerations for scaling a startup, and how he built an organisation with a strong culture and key values that drive out.


Aaron Levie #4 - Values and decision-making

In this video, Aaron Levie talks us through the importance of organisational values and how to use these to make key business decisions.


Aaron Levie #5 - The CEO as leader

It's never easy to lead as a CEO through the various stages of organisational development.


Aaron Levie #6 - Passion

Aaron shares his thoughts about the parts of the role that he’s most passionate about such as product strategy.


Aaron Levie #7 - Talent is key

Aaron shares his views on how to empower people via processes and visibility, as well as securing the right talent.


Aaron Levie #8 - Building your North Star

How to lead through boom and bust business cycles, and building resilience via mission, culture and a North Star.


Aaron Levie #9 - Evolving behaviour

Aaron discusses how to constantly evolve the culture including on-boarding and aligning compensation with values and behaviour.


Aaron Levie #10 - Maintaining energy

Maintaining energy via passion for the business and co-workers is Aaron's next topic.


Aaron Levie #11 - Evolving your North Star

Aaron discusses focusing on the future North Star via constantly innovating and solving customers' problems.


Aaron Levie #12 - Keeping it streamlined

In this video, Aaron talks about keeping the business streamlined and fluid.


Aaron Levie #13 - Long term v quarterly delivery

Aaron discusses how to strike a balance between driving long term business performance relating to the North Star and delivering quarterly.


Aaron Levie #14 - 10x better

Aaron explains the process used to pursue pioneering moves by looking for breakthroughs that are 10x better.


Aaron Levie #15 - Sustained performance

This video sees Aaron Levie discuss how to sustain performance whilst looking holistically at how to disrupt businesses.


Aaron Levie #16 - Life outside Box

Looking at life outside of Box and maintaining a work-life balance.


Aaron Levie #17 - Trust-oriented Fellowship

Aaron shares how the fellowship of the leadership team evolved at Box, and the importance of a trust-oriented fellowship.


Aaron Levie #18 - Sage advice

In the last video of his Masterclass, Aaron shares some advice he would give to 20-year-olds in a similar position to himself.


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