54. When to zoom in, when to zoom out, w/Josh Silverman (Etsy/eBay/Skype/Evite)

Masters of Scale

Jan 23 2020 • 39 mins

When do you see the forest? And when do you see the trees? Building a company to scale requires a delicate balance of macro and micro focus – and the skill to know where to focus when. Josh Silverman has built that skill in leadership roles at Evite, eBay, Skype, and now Etsy. What he’s learned: Success isn’t just about zooming in on the details or taking the long view – but about knowing when to switch between perspectives.

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