Atlassian: Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar | How I Built This with Guy Raz

It's been a while since I last listened to an episode of 'How I Built This'. Wow! I'd forgotten how much these episodes inspire and encourage me to pursue a career outside the social norm.

Atlassian's Jira project management tool is a staple in every large-scale software project I've worked on. The backstory is quite neat.

In 2001, Mike Cannon-Brookes sent an email to his college classmates in Sydney, asking if anyone was interested in helping him launch a tech startup after graduation. Back then, entrepreneurship wasn't a popular career path in Australia; and Mike's only taker was Scott Farquhar, a fellow student who shared Mike's passion for computers and his frustration for the corporate grind.


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