Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author,  and investor, and currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.

Scott’s also a Venture Partner with Benchmark and an early advisor and investor in a number of fast-growing companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope.

He is the author of "Making Ideas Happen" and in early October 2018 published his new book "The Messy Middle": The product or company launch gets cheered, the finish line gets celebrated, but the rocky terrain in between is woefully underestimated and misunderstood!

Scott discusses his research & provides business & product leaders with tangible suggestions to help them navigate the journey from volatile startup to mature successful business:

  • How to endure the extreme volatility of a new venture
  • Optimization – how to make your team & decision-making more effective
  • The importance of “killing your darlings” (not as shocking as it sounds!)
  • How we falsely attribute our own expertise, or lack of expertise, to both our successes and our failures – how to stay grounded when you and your business are being successful

For more insights from the Messy Middle check out https://medium.com/positiveslope/navigating-the-messy-middle-7ca6fff11966 and for advice on hiring world class talent for start-ups and scale-ups head over to http://alpinasearch.com

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