Inbound 2020 opened with HubSpot founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah sitting, alone and distanced, in seats at Fenway Park, reflecting on the new normal. “When I was at business school,” said Halligan, “we didn’t have classes on W-shaped economic recovery and woke leadership.”
The competition for talent. The theme of the virtual keynote was how to “not just survive in the new normal, but thrive in the new normal,” said Halligan. Thriving means hiring the right skill-sets, especially as—thanks to remote working—employers are not just competing for talent in local markets, but nationwide.