Drew Houston, Marc Benioff discuss the busywork epidemic

In a fireside chat with Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston opened up about values, company culture, and a surprising discovery. A few years ago, he’d been using a growing pile of productivity tools when he came to a realization: “I was way busier, but not more productive.”

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Reddit’s CEO on building community and dealing with crisis

Earlier this year, we traveled to The Gathering in Banff, Canada to meet with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands and learn how they guided their companies to cult status. While we were there, Shane Steele, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Dropbox, had a chance to chat with Steve Huffman, CEO and co-founder of Reddit. Since launching in 2005, Reddit has achieved tremendous user growth, attracting approximately 330 million visitors every month. So how did they build such a massive community without massive marketing efforts? We sat down with Steve to find out how he and his team are transforming the front page of the internet into an iconic brand.

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How a talent incubator is tackling the diversity gap

Set in the 1950s, the hit TV show Mad Men put a spotlight on issues of diversity and equity in the advertising industry. But even in 2018, there’s much progress to be made. “I didn’t know much about the disparities,” Jay Gould, a senior at Cleveland State University, says. “I just knew that I would put on a suit sometimes, take my résumé, and go knock on doors at advertising firms. But I got the feeling that I could never get in.” That same feeling—the disparity in representation of persons of color in the advertising, marketing, and media industries—prompted Larry Yarrell II and Lincoln Stephens to start up the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) in 2007.

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How Jack Daniel’s created an iconic brand by staying true to itself

Earlier this year, we traveled to The Gathering in Banff, Canada to meet with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands and learn how they guided their companies to cult status. While we were there, Liz Armistead, Head of Brand and Influencer Partnerships at Dropbox, sat down with Phil Epps, Vice President, Global Brand Director at Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, to find out why giving people permission to fail can help fuel their creative energy.

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New ways to add clarity to your file previews in Dropbox Paper

Good news for all of you who want a better way to bring scattered content together and help your team focus on what really matters. Starting today, if you’ve got PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Illustrator files stored in Dropbox, you can customize how they show up in Paper. Here’s how it works.

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