Candor

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Have you ever had a bad boss? Have you ever been a boss and wondered why management is neither taught nor valued? Either way, you know how much misery in the world is caused by bad managers. At Candor, Inc. we want to fix that. We’re building a new software system that will help empower you and your team to do the best work of your lives. We believe that the relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great boss. At the heart of these relationships is Radical Candor, the ability to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. Our software will help you practice Radical Candor day to day.

Kim Scott, Co-Founder

Kim Scott is a co-founder of Candor, Inc. Kim is the author of a book called Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim has been an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Shyp, Twitter, and several other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Known for her ability to generate billions of dollars in revenue from millions of small customers while keeping her team happy and margins high, her unofficial title was High Priestess of the Long Tail. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. She is the author of three novels; she and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins.

Russ Laraway, Co-Founder

Russ Laraway is a co-founder of Candor, Inc. Russ has had a diverse 22 year management career. He was a Company Commander in the Marine Corps before starting his first company, Pathfinders. From there Russ went to the Wharton School, and then onto Google and Twitter. Over that span, Russ has managed 700 person teams and $700M businesses facing a vast array leadership challenges along the way. 

Now co-founder of Candor, Russ is bringing all of that operational leadership experience to the table for the benefit of our customers.

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