Boss Level Podcast

Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to do regardless of all the haters and obstacles out there.


episode 15: Nilan Peiris and the culture of growth at TransferWise

For this episode of Boss Level I took the ferry over to Tallinn to visit the office of TransferWise. TransferWise is creating a fast and cost-effective way of sending money from a country to another. It’s valuation in its previous round of funding was close to a billion.

The way they operate is inspiring. Teams have a Key Performance Indicator or KPI that they try to improve. The KPI’s are as customer-facing as possible. How the teams improve that KPI is totally up to them. And just to make it even more complex, but effective teams can also change the KPI they use.

I’m talking to Nilan Peiris, their VP of Growth.

Links for the episode:

  • TransferWise
  • Nilan Peiris on Twitter

Sponsor links:

  • Vijay Govindarajan's Three Box Strategy Model
  • Nordic Business Forum
  • Nordic Business Forum SWEDEN

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