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Episode 7
Growing Through Uncertainty with former Atlassian President Jay Simons

Growing Through Uncertainty with former Atlassian President Jay Simons

In this episode, Mathilde and Jay talk about the lessons he learned from the 2008 financial crisis and how they can be applied today.

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Mathilde Collin: Hi, everyone, I'm Mathilde Collin, I'm the CEO and Co-founder of Front. In the last few years, I try to share as much as possible about my journey as a leader. And clearly, being a leader today requires very different skills from six months ago. And the truth is, everything I've learned so far in my journey has been by talking to people that either are more experienced or wiser than me. And this is what I'm going to do today with Jay. So Jay Simons is the president of Atlassian. And the thing that we'll talk about is how Atlassian has been adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The thing that I'm really excited to talk about is the fact that he and Atlassian were in business in 2008. So the last Great Recession that we saw, they experienced it. And I knew that from what Jay has told me, they believe that Atlassian emerged as a stronger company after the recession. And so we want to learn from today is how this time is different from 12 years ago and what they've done in order to adapt once again to what's happening in the world. So, Jay, thank you so much for coming on Zoom with me today. I'm excited to ask you so many questions.

Jay Simons: Thanks for having me.

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