#30 Natalie Nagele: Building a people-first company at Wildbit
Natalie Nagele is the cofounder and CEO of Wildbit, a bootstrapped, independent, people-first software company that is celebrating a special milestone: 20 years in business! Now entering their "third act," Wildbit is starting to expand its focus to new arenas, starting off with the new job board called People-First Jobs.
I'm catching Natalie at a very special moment - right at Wildbit's 20-year anniversary, a milestone that most businesses never reach, and one that's even more rare in the fast-paced world of software. As such, this conversation is a bit more reflective and goes deep into the mindsets and worldview that have enabled Wildbit to evolve as it has.
I was so excited to go deep with Natalie going into Wildbit's third decade, she is more excited and purposeful than ever. Wildbit is one of the best examples I've come across yet of the kind of company I want to see the world be full of. They are a terrific example of intentionally building an ethos, and approaching a company as a container, or vehicle, within everyone can continually evolve and do fulfilling work that makes a net positive contribution to all people affected.
For anyone who either runs a company or aspires to build one and wants to make it amazing, this conversation will inspire and guide you to make impact and enjoy the journey.
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Natalie Nagele - Twitter
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