Rene Haas is the CEO @ Arm. The technologies that Arm creates are used in over 230+ Bn devices with everything from sensors to smartphones to servers. In 2016 Softbank made Arm it's largest ever acquisition with a reported price of $32Bn. As for Rene, he was appointed CEO in February 2022 having spent the last 8 years in numerous different roles within the company. Before Arm, Rene was Vice President & General Manager of the Computing Products Business Unit at Nvidia where he enjoyed a very successful 7 years with the team there.
In Today's Episode with Rene Haas We Discuss:
1.) Entry into Tech from Eastman Kodak:
- How did Rene make his way into the world of technology and innovation?
- What are 1-2 of the biggest takeaways from his 7 years at Nvidia?
- How did working with Jensen impact his leadership approach and philosophy?
2.) Decision-Making in Leadership:
- What is the single biggest mistake leaders make when making decisions today?
- How does Rene balance the trade-off between speed vs quality of decision?
- At what point does Rene believe leaders have enough data to make a decision?
- What does Rene know now that he wishes he had known when he started on decisions?
3.) Scaling the Org and Remaining Nimble:
- Agile: How does one retain the speed and agility of a startup when one is the size that Arm is today?
- Ambition: How does Rene as a leader inspire the same level of ambition and vision in his team when Arm is as large as it is?
- Risk: How does Rene encourage his teams to take large risks when they have so much more to lose?
- Breakage: What are the first things to break in scaling? What can leaders do to get ahead of them?
4.) Leadership 101:
- What really is strategy? What is it not? What mistakes do all leaders make when it comes to strategy?
- How does Rene define "high performance" in leadership? How has his style of leadership changed over time?
- How does Rene approach vulnerability in leadership? What are the pros and cons?