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Issue 15 Interview with Dan Mall, Founder of SuperFriendly + CEO of SuperBooked

Every few weeks, I ask one question to a founder, CEO, manager, or business owner I respect…

A chat with Dan Mall

Dan Mall is the Founder of SuperFriendly, a design consultancy collaborative that has worked with clients like Apple, ESPN, and Time Magazine. He is also the CEO of SuperBooked, and has written a book on Pricing Design. In our 12 minute interview, Dan shares his biggest lessons learned on how to bring a team together successfully, and the idea of “servant leadership”.

Transcript of the interview is here.

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