Fred Destin – You need to embrace chaos to succeed

BY Martin Eriksson ON OCTOBER 31, 2014

Fred Destin, partner at Atlas Ventures and 12-year veteran venture capitalist, talks about the increasing pace of change in the world, the chaos that can create and how we can thrive in that chaos.

In this inspiring talk he lays out how difficult it is to predict and define success in today’s fast-paced society. He talks about how simply thinking that we’re lucky can have an impact on our lives and how focusing simply on money isn’t a path to happiness. Fred also talks about how to work through hard times and how to write your own rules.

Although this may not seem like a Product Management talk it’s an important lesson in how to approach your changing markets, your career and your life.

Martin Eriksson


Martin Eriksson

Martin Eriksson has 20+ years experience building world-class online products in both corporate and start-up environments for global brands such as Monster, Financial Times, Huddle, and Covestor. He is the Founder of ProductTank, the Co-Founder and Curator of Mind the Product, and an Executive in Residence at leading private equity and venture capital fund EQT. He is also the author of best-seller Product Leadership, How Top Product Leaders Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams (O'Reilly, 2017).