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Build the future of work HD

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    All human progress comes down to groups
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    of people coming together and aligning
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    their energy in a common direction
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    to accomplish some shared goal.
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    As a result the history of human
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    progress accelerating is to a large extent
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    the history of our technology
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    improving around our ability
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    for groups of people to work together.
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    A lot of my life has been
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    spent trying to go after
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    something that'll be difficult.
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    When I left Facebook
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    there was any number of things
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    I could have worked on.
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    Healthcare, education.
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    or improving government.
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    Asana felt right to me because we
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    get to vicariously make the world better
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    through each of those different avenues.
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    Five and ten years in the future people
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    will be working in an entirely
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    different way than they are today.
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    Asana's mission is to solve the problem
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    of human beings working together.
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    We're solving the problem of collaboration.
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    That's a pretty ambitious vision.
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    How do you design a solution
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    that's going to be
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    radically better than email in its ability
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    to enable a team of people
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    to work together effectively?
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    To start out so simple
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    that anyone can use it
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    and so it'll reveal all sorts of
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    powerful functionality.
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    Creating something that's
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    in this perfect nexus of being elegant
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    and simple and straightforward,
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    but at the same time can bend to
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    the precise workflow that you need it to.
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    It's incredibly hard because
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    there are so few assumptions we can make
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    about what mindset people are
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    coming into the product with.
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    One of our favorite customers is
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    Possible Health, they give you health care
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    in remote areas of Nepal.
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    Then there we have Asana tasks that
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    represent each of the patients.
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    One day they were showing us this.
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    They had a list of patients
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    and some of them were marked off.
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    We were a little worried at first.
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    What does it mean when
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    a patient is complete?
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    And oh, that means they're cured.
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    which is really great to
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    see things like that and have them
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    tell us really clearly like
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    We're able to help more people,
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    We're able to do more
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    because the software
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    makes us more effective.
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    They're saving lives with
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    people of all levels of technical ability,
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    something that we can't do with most tools.
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    Asana is able to span this
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    broad spectrum of being a tool that
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    someone's able to use in their native
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    language all the way up to people
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    who are working in the corporate office.
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    But we're such a small fraction
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    of our vision.
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    We're getting to a point where
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    we get to think about higher level
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    product ideas to become accessible
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    to broader groups of people.
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    We need people who can think
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    both broadly and deeply.
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    We need people who can think both
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    empathically while at the same time
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    be able to take all this complexity
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    and think about the corner cases.
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    There really is decades more work to do
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    and it's just really exciting
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    to be at a company
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    that has that much forward momentum.
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    What happens when we get to the point
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    where we can do 10,000 people
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    working together or 100,000 people?
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    What can we do as a collective group
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    when we can have that much energy
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    pushing in the same direction?
Title:
Build the future of work HD
Video Language:
English
Duration:
03:01

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