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About The Guest
Atif Rafiq is a seasoned executive and thought leader with a remarkable career in Silicon Valley and the Fortune 500. With notable roles at companies like Amazon, Yahoo!, and AOL, he rose to the C-suite at McDonald’s, Volvo, and MGM Resorts. Atif’s expertise spans P&L ownership, digital transformation, and innovation leadership. He is a top management thinker with over 500,000 LinkedIn followers and a Re:wire newsletter with 100,000 subscribers. As the founder of Ritual, a groundbreaking software app, and an advisor to startups like SpaceX and Headspace, Atif is passionate about driving companies into the future. He serves on boards of public companies Flutter/Fanduel and KINS, as well as private companies ClearCover and betMGM.
Atif Rafiq is a tech innovator who has achieved the president level in the Fortune 300. With a strong product and business savvy, he has a proven track record in P&L ownership and has raised over $10 million as the founder and CEO of a venture-backed firm. Atif is a sought-after public speaker and has been quoted in notable publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Forbes. With his extensive experience and diverse portfolio, Atif shapes the industry as a board member and CEO advisor, helping companies navigate and excel in the rapidly changing business landscape.
00:00 — Intro
02:48 — Origin Story: Atif Rafiq’s Journey to Success
03:51 — Navigating Digital Disruption: Changing Landscapes and Timeless Principles
10:15 — Measuring Future Success for a Company: KPIs and Outcomes
14:47 — Unleashing Superpowers: The Core of Transformational Thinking
19:09 — Strategic Decision-Making: Prioritizing Critical Questions for Organizations
29:45 — Success Strategies: A Roadmap for Achieving Excellence
35:23 — Hidden Superpowers: Unveiling the Unexpected Keys to Success
48:25 — Mastering Multiple Industries: Atif Rafiq’s Effective Approach
51:55 — Connecting with Atif Rafiq: Building Bridges to Inspiration
52:23 — Defining Success: Atif Rafiq’s Perspective on Achieving Greatness
What is the Success Story Podcast?
Success Story Podcast Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary. On this podcast, you’ll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups, and entrepreneurship.
Scott will discuss some of the lessons he’s learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures, and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas, and insights. He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their stories to help pass those lessons on to others through both experiences and tactical strategies for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.