Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on Anxiety and Entrepreneurship

May 17, 2021

For Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify, anxiety has always been his super power – even when he didn’t know how to put a label on it. Today he helps other entrepreneurs embrace how they think and act differently than others, while also encouraging mentally healthy practices like meditation.

Host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Finkelstein about generational trauma, the anxiety of starting a business at age 17 to support his family, and how to channel anxiety into action.

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