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E2: Entrepreneurs Exposed

Mar 1, 2021

Farhan Thawar is currently VP, Engineering at Shopify after the acquisition of, where he was co-founder and CTO. Among other things, Farhan is an avid writer and speaker and was named one of Toronto's 25 most powerful people. In this wide-ranging EP, we hit on a number of topics including Farhan's journey starting and growing, his philosophies, and approaches to finding talent; the shortcomings of doing interviews; his "rule ignorer" mindset; Shopify's unique work culture, and more.