How do you know? by Andra Zaharia

Be exceptionally focused (with Sam Mallikarjunan)

Episode Summary

Sam Mallikarjunan is one of those people whose mental clarity shines through everything he does and says. This hour-long talk is worth the listen for the sheer value of Sam’s ideas and advice. The third episode I recorded for the podcast stars Sam Mallikarjunan, one of the people who has influenced me in a meaningful way over the past few years. He is Executive Strategist at HubSpot, PDP Instructor at Harvard University and Faculty Chair at the University of Florida, and you might be surprised to know that he achieved all this without ever getting his bachelor’s degree. This is not the only surprising fact about Sam!

Episode Notes

Get in touch with the guest, Sam Mallikarjunan:


MSPOT - tool used at HubSpot -

Decay of knowledge (Deloitte) -

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen -

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption (HBR) -

Run Your Career Like a Startup -

McKinsey Enduring Ideas: The three horizons of growth -

McKinsey - Why implementation matters -

Dharmesh Shah, Founder & CTO at HubSpot -

The jobs to be done framework - and

T-charts - the pros and cons list, a template from the Berkeley University -

HubSpot research -

Other articles by Sam -

Sam's posts on Medium -