What the episode covers
This multi-talent released her book ‘De bubbel’ mid 2019 after 15 years at Google, Spotify and Booking.com. She writes columns for the Dutch newspaper FD. One of those was the reason for me to reach out and invite her to the show. Currently, she is advising startups and scale-ups on their commercial and marketing strategy and she is a mentor for the SVDJ Accelerator (Foundation for Dutch journalism).
In this episode, we first get to know Sanne and her career a bit better to understand where the statement "let's get ethical" comes from. We discuss her book and the story of this woman who starts her career in a start-up and get dragged into "situations that have to be shared" as Sanne explains. The redline of her journey ethics in the tech-industry unfold when we make the step to the TedX talk and her call for the moral quotient. We wrap up talking about one of her columns about 'The Platform Bitch' which resonates when she shares her takeaway:
Rethink your relationship with tech.
- Sanne Kanis: Tech & Media Executive, Ex-Spotify, Google and Booking.com, TedX Speaker, Columnist FD, Author
A call for morality in tech (TEDx talk)
Her own website including the links to all FD columns
The Netflix Documentary-Movie The Social Dilemma
Open podcast platform Podimo
The platform for kids QniQr where they can set up their own shop and manage their own money
Sanne Kanis, De Bubbel (English translation is work in progress)
Timothy Ferriss, The four work week
Timothy Ferriss, Tribe of mentors