Shmulik Fishman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Argyle, the leading employment data platform that provides companies access to user-permissioned records in real-time.

shmulikfishman@gmail.com

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The Power Of “No”

As a two-time CEO, ‘no’ has become one of my favorite words. Let me explain: If you’re building a company you’ll want to talk to everyone to try to craft solutions. That’s great to come up with a thesis for the company you want to build, but as you’re building you’ll need to start prioritizing, […]

Teamwork

If Data is the New Oil, Aggregators Are the New Refineries

‘Data is the new oil’ is a concept that has been opined on endlessly. The Economist, Forbes, and Wired all have their takes — highlighting data as astronomically profitable and ceaselessly renewable. But oil in the ground helps no one. What makes oil useful is its extraction, refinement, logistical infrastructures, and the machinery that burns it. Data is exactly […]

Market
If Data is the New Oil, Aggregators Are the New Refineries

Consumer-Permissioned Financial Access

Consumer financial data aggregation as we know it today — collecting hundreds, sometimes thousands of data points on individuals — began as a completely analog process. In the 1950s, FICO set out to create an algorithm that could help lenders quickly understand the creditworthiness of a prospective borrower. Prior to this, the process was lengthy, […]

Market
Consumer-Permissioned Financial Access

Don’t be Creepy

Data businesses are the constant subject of scrutiny. The prevailing connotation is that data companies are mischievous by default; they process an individual’s personal information and are entrusted by a consumer to keep information safe and out of unwanted hands. Data businesses are construed as creepy. The fix is simple. Transcend skepticism with transparency and […]

Design
Don’t be Creepy

Find Connections in Your Asynchronous Work

Every day I wake up to dozes of Slack messages and emails. Each one is an opportunity to connect with my colleagues. Connect with your colleagues Whether it’s on slack, video, or the phone, find a way to make a genuine connection with your colleagues. Questions are an opportunity to come together. Laugh & Smile […]

Teamwork
Find Connections in Your Asynchronous Work

Lead with Laughter

Startups can be grueling. The hours are long, your team is typically building something from nothing, and your days can be full of mistakes and disappointment. Getting your team to find humor in the grind brings them together more effectively than any other method I have found. When I co-founded and became the CEO of […]

Teamwork
Lead with Laughter