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Succeed by putting people first.

'The Humans Strike Back' by Hotjar is a podcast designed to help you succeed by putting people first.

Each season, learn the stories of other humans who are making a difference and thriving by putting their users, customers, and teammates first – so you can learn from them, take action and grow.

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Season 1

Conversations with CEOs, founders, and change agents who are succeeding by putting people before profit.

Season 1 has wrapped – here are the episodes:

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Yam Regev
How Zest generates rapid growth by combining a human touch and automation
Sep 11th 2018 Duration 48 minutes
Yam Regev, founder & CEO of Zest.is, talks about how combining automation with a human touch became essential to Zest’s rapid growth.
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David Peralta
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Josh Braaten
Crafting a message that resonates
Sep 11th 2018 Duration 54 minutes
Josh Braaten of Brandish Insights shares how he learned to persuade people to stand up and make a difference during his campaign to save net neutrality.
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David Peralta
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Jane Garza & Kim Perkins
How to find meaning and stay motivated at work
Aug 28th 2018 Duration 53 minutes
Jane Garza & Kim Perkins of NOBL.io share the latest research behind what drives people to deliver the best work of their lives.
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David Peralta
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Taylor Jacobson
How to beat procrastination through human accountability
Aug 21st 2018 Duration 39 minutes
Focusmate founder Taylor Jacobson explains how human-to-human accountability helps us beat procrastination and achieve our goals.
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David Peralta
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Erica Peterson
Careers for moms: balancing personal and professional life by teaching moms to code
Aug 14th 2018 Duration 69 minutes
Moms Can: Code founder Erica Peterson shares how to balance career progression with parenthood—especially if you are a mom.
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David Peralta
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George Mumford
How to reach your peak creativity, inspiration, motivation, and drive
Aug 7th 2018 Duration 59 minutes
The mindfulness coach to the championship-winning LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls shares how to reach your peak creativity, inspiration, motivation, & drive.
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David Peralta
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Peter Docker
How to go from chasing numbers to making an impact by finding your ‘Why’
July 31st 2018 Duration 54 minutes
Peter Docker (from Start With Why) talks about how uncovering your team’s higher purpose can lead to significantly higher levels of success and fulfillment.
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David Peralta
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Alice Karolina Smith
Marketing with integrity and the fight to break the consumerism cycle
July 24th 2018 Duration 51 minutes
Alice Karolina Smith, founder of The Ethical Move, shares what led her to go from coercive marketing tactics to a standard based on trust and honesty.
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David Peralta
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André Morys
Firing your biggest client: Why putting its team first paid off for konversionsKRAFT
July 17th 2018 Duration 53 minutes
André Morys, CEO of konversionsKRAFT shares why he made the tough call to fire his biggest client, and how it ended up paying off in the end.
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David Peralta
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Lori Schwanbeck
How mindfulness at work enhances decision making & builds stronger, more effective teams
July 10th 2018 Duration 53 minutes
Mindfulness consultant Lori Schwanbeck shares a few 60-second exercises that can help you enhance your decision making and communication skills.
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David Peralta
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Omer Molad
Caring deeply: How to hire the right people and earn your team’s trust
July 3rd 2018 Duration 59 minutes
Omer talks about the need to care deeply in order to earn your team’s trust, why the current hiring process is broken, and how he’s set out to fix it.
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David Peralta
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Raj Sisodia & Nilima Bhat
Why ‘feminine’ traits lead to higher revenue, performance and customer engagement
June 26th 2018 Duration 54 minutes
Nilima & Raj share why embracing ‘feminine’ qualities can lead to a 7X increase in revenue, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
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David Peralta
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Diana Chapman
Conscious leadership: How to create a no-drama, high-trust work environment
June 19th 2018 Duration 54 minutes
Diana Chapman, co-founder of the Conscious Leadership Group, shares the exact steps you can take to create an authentic, people-focused culture.
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David Peralta
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Brian Dean
How to fix failed messaging with just 3 conversations
June 12th 2018 Duration 27 minutes
Brian Dean, founder of Backlinko, shares how sales of his flagship course took off – then stalled – and how he fixed it with a simple human-first approach.
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Louis Grenier
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Sharon Salzberg
How to be happier, less stressed, and more effective through mindfulness meditation
June 5th 2018 Duration 46 minutes
Sharon Salzberg, one of the first mindfulness meditation teachers in the US, shares how meditation can help you be happier, get more done, and create more meaningful connections at work.
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David Peralta
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David Cancel
Scaling the unscalable: How 1-to-1 conversations with customers help Drift grow
May 29th 2018 Duration 53 minutes
David Cancel, 5-time founder & CEO of Drift, shares how a human-to-human focus has led to Drift’s remarkable growth.
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David Peralta
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Alaura Weaver
Speaking human: Using storytelling to build trust with your customers
May 22nd 2018 Duration 53 minutes
Copywriter Alaura Weaver shares how speaking ‘human’ is essential to building trust with your customers.
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David Peralta
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Peep Laja
Rescuing a sinking ship: How customer feedback saved CXL Institute
May 15th 2018 Duration 27 minutes
“I was ready to pull the plug in 30 days and tell everybody, ‘Sorry, I have to let you go because I'm out of money.’” Here’s how CXL Institute averted disaster.
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Louis Grenier
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Sarah Doody
Escaping the ‘perfect’ trap: How to get your idea out there, fast
May 8th 2018 Duration 45 minutes
How Sarah sold out her UX course before creating a single lesson, validated the idea in just 2 hours, and how her early users helped shape the final product.
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Louis Grenier
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Nir Eyal
Building habit-forming products that improve your users' lives
May 1st 2018 Duration 48 minutes
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, shares how building products that benefit your users’ lives is actually better for your bottom line.
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David Peralta
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Poornima Vijayashanker
How to make a difference and create opportunities by speaking up
April 24th 2018 Duration 56 minutes
Poornima shares how speaking up and sharing your experience is essential to make a meaningful impact and create meaningful connections.
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David Peralta
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Bill Macaitis
Diagnosing a confusing experience in 5 seconds
April 17th 2018 Duration 26 minutes
Bill shares how a drop in website sales caused mayhem and how he discovered the culprit by getting feedback from strangers in 5 seconds.
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Louis Grenier
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Kim Walsh
From rogue experiment to global success: The story behind HubSpot for startups
April 10th 2018 Duration 30 minutes
Kim Walsh shares the story of Hubspot Startups and how it turned from a “rogue experiment” to a global success.
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Louis Grenier
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David Darmanin
Turning early users into super loyal customers
April 5th 2018 Duration 28 minutes
Discover how Hotjar slowly gave access to users, collected feedback from them, and created WOW moments.
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Louis Grenier
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Tal Ben-Shahar
Discovering your passion & embracing failure to succeed
April 4th 2018 Duration 44 minutes
Tal Ben-Shahar talks about discovering your passion, the benefits of giving, why money doesn’t bring happiness, and how to actually find it.
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David Peralta
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Rand Fishkin
User research, quick wins & why money comes from helping people
April 3rd 2018 Duration 29 minutes
Rand shares controversial stories of pushing through product changes, thoughts on user research and on the intersection of money and helping people.
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Louis Grenier
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About the show

'The Humans Strike Back' is hosted by Louis Grenier (Content Lead) from Hotjar.

Hotjar is a powerful way to analyse people's behaviour on your website or app and understand how you can improve their experience. Based in Malta, Hotjar launched in 2015 and grew from €0 to €10M using a people-first approach and no outside funding.

At Hotjar, we believe that putting the needs of people first is the only way to succeed in the long-term. We want to create a community of like-minded people who are embracing this approach, so we can all get inspired and improve.

Take care and be human.

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