In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Tony Jamous, CEO of Oyster, about how remote working is bringing the world together, building new opportunities and making a dent in one of our greatest collective challenges – global inequality. Oyster’s seamless, red-tape-free solution for any company to hire anyone, anywhere, is more than just a revenue stream, it’s a mission-based company determined to lead the way toward a better future of work for us all.
We spoke about Oyster’s extraordinary funding success, the impact of the pandemic and the importance of timing, and how personal experiences building a global company led him to appreciate the challenge of hiring across borders. A self-proclaimed ‘future of work activist,’ Tony wants to see a world where barriers and borders to productivity are eliminated, allowing people to optimize their skills in their communities and end the cycle of brain drain afflicting much of the world.
- The future of a truly global economy, and why bureaucracy hurts us all, in the long run,
- How Tony became a ‘future of work activist’ and what it means to run a mission-based company
- Why global talent can become the basis of a global community, and why borders build inequality into our society
- The importance of like-minded investors, and why a mission is everything when founding a company to drive real change
- Why learning and leadership go hand in hand, and why every first-time founder needs a good coach
- Target market resonance and the challenge of positioning a revolutionary company in a saturated market
- Why global work will soon become ‘future work,’ and how Oyster is positioning itself to get ahead of the curve
Favorite book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box