The Humans Strike Back

The Humans Strike Back
Succeed by putting people first.

We’re wrapping up Season 1 of THSB…
Sep 18, 2018 • 11 min
How Zest has generated rapid growth by combining a human touch with automation
Sep 11, 2018 • 47 min
Yam Regev, founder & CEO of, talks about how combining automation with a human touch became essential to Zest’s rapid growth.
Crafting a message that resonates
Sep 4, 2018 • 48 min
Josh Braaten of Brandish Insights shares the lessons he learned about crafting messages that lead to action during his fight to save net neutrality.
How to find meaning and stay motivated at work
Aug 28, 2018 • 54 min
Jane Garza & Kim Perkins of share the latest research behind what drives people to deliver the best work of their lives.
How to beat procrastination through human accountability
Aug 21, 2018 • 37 min
Focusmate founder Taylor Jacobson explains how human-to-human accountability helps us beat procrastination and achieve our goals.
Careers for moms: balancing personal and professional life by teaching moms to code
Aug 14, 2018 • 69 min
Moms Can: Code founder Erica Peterson shares how to balance career progression with parenthood—especially if you are a mom.
How to reach your peak creativity, inspiration, motivation, and drive
Aug 7, 2018 • 52 min
George Mumford, the mindfulness coach to the championship-winning LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls shares how to reach your peak creativity, inspiration, motivation, and drive.
How to go from chasing numbers to making an impact by finding your ‘Why’
Jul 31, 2018 • 54 min
Peter Docker (from Start With Why) talks about how uncovering your team’s higher purpose can lead to significantly higher levels of success and fulfillment.
Marketing with integrity and the fight to break the consumerism cycle
Jul 24, 2018 • 33 min
Alice Karolina Smith, the founder of TheEthicalMove, shares what led her to stand against coercive, manipulative marketing tactics and champion a standard based on trust and honesty.
Firing your biggest client: Why putting its team first paid off for konversionsKRAFT
Jul 17, 2018 • 52 min
How mindfulness at work enhances decision-making & builds stronger, more effective teams
Jul 10, 2018 • 49 min
Mindfulness consultant Lori Schwanbeck shares two 60-second mindfulness exercises that can help you enhance your decision-making and communication skills.
Caring deeply: How to hire the right people and earn your team’s trust
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
Omer Molad, CEO of Vervoe, talks about the need to care deeply in order to earn your team’s trust, why the current hiring process is broken, and how he’s set out to fix it.
Why ‘feminine’ traits lead to higher revenue, performance and customer engagement
Jun 26, 2018 • 64 min
Nilima Bhat & Raj Sisodia share what traditional, profit-oriented businesses are getting wrong, and how a new generation of companies is setting itself up for long-term success by embracing more ‘feminine’ qualities.
Conscious leadership: How to create a no-drama, high-trust work environment
Jun 19, 2018 • 53 min
Diana Chapman, co-founder of the Conscious Leadership Group, shares the exact steps you can take to build an authentic, trust-based work culture.
How to fix failed messaging with just 3 conversations
Jun 12, 2018 • 26 min
Brian Dean shares how sales of his flagship course took off – then stalled – and how he fixed it with a simple human-first approach.
How to be happier, less stressed, and more effective through mindfulness meditation
Jun 5, 2018 • 46 min
Sharon Salzberg, one of the first mindfulness meditation teachers in the US, shares how meditation can help you be happier, get more done, and create more meaningful connections at work.
Scaling the unscalable: How 1-to-1 conversations with customers help Drift grow
May 29, 2018 • 53 min
David Cancel, 5-time founder & CEO of Drift, shares how a human-to-human focus has led to Drift’s remarkable growth.
Speaking human: Using storytelling to build trust with your customers
May 22, 2018 • 53 min
Copywriter Alaura Weaver, shares how speaking ‘human’ is essential to building trust with your customers.
Rescuing a sinking ship: How customer feedback saved CXL Institute
May 15, 2018 • 26 min
“I was ready to pull the plug in 30 days and tell everybody, ‘Sorry, I have to let you go because I’m out of money.’” Learn how CXL Institute averted disaster.
Escaping the ‘perfect’ trap: How to get your idea out there, fast
May 8, 2018 • 45 min
Learn how Sarah validated the concept behind her UX course in just 2 hours, then sold out before preparing a single lesson.
Building habit-forming products that improve your users’ lives with Nir Eyal
May 1, 2018 • 48 min
Nir Eyal, author of ‘Hooked,’ shares how to build products that benefit your users’ lives, instead of disrupting them, and how that’s actually better for your bottom line.
How to make a difference and create opportunities by speaking up
Apr 24, 2018 • 56 min
Poornima Vijayashanker talks about the incredible impact that sharing your own experiences with others can have.
Diagnosing a confusing experience in 5 seconds
Apr 17, 2018 • 26 min
Who knew one word could create so much confusion? Bill Macaitis shares how a drop in website sales caused mayhem and how he discovered the culprit by getting feedback from strangers in 5 seconds.
From rogue experiment to global success: The story behind HubSpot for startups
Apr 10, 2018 • 32 min
Startups used to tell HubSpot they were too expensive. A few of Hubspot’s team members listened and started a rogue experiment called HubSpot for Startups. This is the story of this experiment.
Turning early users into super loyal customers with David Darmanin
Apr 5, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, you’re going to learn how to turn your early users into super loyal customers with our very own David Darmanin, CEO of Hotjar. Discover how we slowly gave access to users, collected feedback from them, and created WOW moments.
Tal Ben-Shahar on discovering your passion & embracing failure in order to succeed
Apr 4, 2018 • 44 min
Tal Ben-Shahar, bestselling author and important figure in the Positive Psychology movement, talks about discovering your passion, the benefits of giving, why money doesn’t bring happiness, as well as what actually can help you find happiness.
Rand Fishkin on user research, quick wins & why money comes from helping people
Apr 3, 2018 • 29 min
Rand Fishkin, Founder of SparkToro and Moz, shares controversial stories of pushing through product changes, thoughts on user research, and opinions on the intersection of money and helping people.
Mar 23, 2018 • 2 min
‘The Humans Strike Back’ by Hotjar launches on Tuesday the 3rd of April 2018!