Growth and new ideas come with questions and unknowns. Does your team rush to judgment or just start working? Atif Rafiq joins Kevin to discuss the importance of dealing with unknowns in a productive way. He introduces the concept of decision sprints, a methodology to move from idea to recommendation and decision points. He also emphasizes the significance of workflows in defining company culture and offers advice on implementing decision sprints at the team level.

Meet Atif

Atif Rafiq
  • Name: Atif Rafiq 
  • Atif's Story: Atif Rafiq has blazed trails in Silicon Valley and the Fortune 500 for over 25 years. After rising through digital native companies like Amazon, Yahoo!, and AOL, Atif held C-suite roles at McDonald’s, Volvo, and MGM Resorts. He oversaw thousands of employees as a global P&L, transformation, and innovation leader. Rafiq was the first Chief Digital Officer in the history of the Fortune 500, a pioneering role he held at McDonalds, and he rose to the president level in the Fortune 300.
    He currently sits on the Boards of Flutter / Fanduel ($25bn public company); Clearcover (a fintech provider, ranked on the Fast 500); and KINS Capital ($300mm SPAC). Previously, he’s served on the client council for Snapchat (SNAP), as advisor to Slack (acquired by Salesforce for $20bn), and national board member of Defy Ventures (non-profit serving the formerly incarcerated).

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