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Are OKRs the Key to Innovation? (ft. Jenny Herald of Gtmhub)
January 22, 2019 Jeremy Goldman

Are OKRs the Key to Innovation? (ft. Jenny Herald of Gtmhub)

So this week we’re going to speak to someone who is doing fascinating work: Jenny Herald is the Chief Product Officer at GtmHub, a company that’s offers the most data-driven OKRs platform. In case you’re not familiar with OKRs, it stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes.

Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet and co-founder of Google, has said the following about "OKRs have helped lead us to 10x growth, many times over. They’ve helped make our crazily bold mission of 'organizing the world’s information' perhaps even achievable. They’ve kept me and the rest of the company on time and on track when it mattered the most.”

Given that OKRs have their origins in the tech world and that no one really builds the future without a system in place, I wanted to talk to Jenny about OKRs and her approach towards innovation - side note, we spoke at Web Summit back in November, hence the background chatter. 

Jenny's been an Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars, she's managed major projects for Microsoft…and we really had a fascinating conversation about innovation, how to move quickly and mindfully simultaneously, and the argument for Chief Product Officers having a seat at the table.

People who are interested in Gtmhub can check us out the company here: http://bit.ly/2DMWwgL.

Gtmhub is free for organizations working on causes we support via our Gtmhub Gives program. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/2RX1hXY.


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