James Wadsworth

Author Bio

James Wadsworth is an itinerant learner, having lived in 5 countries across 3 continents before age 21. He is usually trying to plan the next book to read and the next place to travel to, once that becomes a thing again! James handles marketing and promotion for the Breakthrough Builders Podcast from his home base in Utah.

Articles written by James Wadsworth


Former Google and Apple Exec: ‘How to deal with jerks’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Kim Scott, bestselling author, former Silicon Valley executive, and CEO coach. They discu...

9min read


Work futurist Andrea Robb: ‘growth starts with belonging’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Andrea Robb, HR Consultant and Work Futurist, about belonging, the percentage of people who c...

7min read


Former Amazon VP Bill Carr: ‘Working backwards is the way to create breakthrough innovation’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Bill Carr, former VP of Digital Media at Amazon, about rubbing elbows with Jeff Bezos, launch...

9min read


Entrepreneur and Futurist Charlene Li: ‘Don’t let amazing current customers blind you to future customers’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Charlene Li, entrepreneur, analyst, and best-selling author, about predicting the future, cho...

10min read


Professor Kellie McElhaney: ‘Profit with a purpose can address the need for change’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Professor Kellie McElhaney, Director of the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership, about ...

6min read


The Climate Corporation CEO Mike Stern: ‘What I’ve learned about the chemistry of leadership’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Mike Stern, CEO of The Climate Corporation, about how he’s used the tools of science to bui...

7min read


Qualtrics CXO Julie Larson-Green: 'I was putting a box around what I was capable of’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal chats with Julie Larson-Green, longtime Microsoft executive and Chief Experience Officer at Qualtrics, ab...

5min read


Better Ventures Founder: ‘Passion for the problem leads to an ability to succeed’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our Head of Brand Strategy, Jesse Purewal, chats with Wes Selke, Founder and MD of Better Ventures, about his journey from traditional finance to p...

5min read


Atlassian CMO Robert Chatwani: ‘Don’t start with the opportunities in front of you. Start with you’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Robert Chatwani, CMO of Atlassian how he registered a staggering 20,000 South Asian bone marrow donors in j...

5min read


CEO of Room to Read Geetha Murali: ‘Reading is a ticket to freedom and choice’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read, about the importance of developing skills, the story of one girl who we...

6min read


Facebook Head of Design Charlie Sutton: ‘learning is the source of our agency’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Charlie Sutton, Head of Design at Facebook, about why Apple dominates the tablet market (it’s not what yo...

5min read


Shopify VP of Engineering Farhan Thawar: ‘Follow the smart people and the hard problems’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Shopify VP of Engineering Farhan Thawar on why you only need 15 minutes with a candidate to make a hiring d...

4min read


Salt & Straw CEO Kim Malek: ‘Community is the power behind our flavors and our philosophy'

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Kim Malek, CEO and Co-Founder of Salt & Straw on how she had the courage to sink her life savings into ...

5min read


Twilio VP of Customer Experience Kristine Chin: ‘to win, delight the enthusiast’

As part of our Breakthrough Builders podcast series, our VP of Tech Jesse Purewal chats with Kristine Chin about how she uses delightful persistence to get things done, and which company’s customer ...

5min read