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John Bunch has spent his life navigating many risky environments. From the high stakes action of the world of Professional Poker to disrupting the traditional organizational systems of large companies. John will take us on a journey of the risks he’s taken in his life and how he positively leverages risk to create meaningful outcomes. Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, he completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. In Computer Science and later received an M.S. In Computer Science from UNLV. John joined Zappos.com in 2009 as a Software Developer after trying out High School math teaching and professional poker playing. He moved on to lead the Public API team and subsequently transitioned into the role of Technical Advisor to Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. Starting in 2013, John led Zappos transition to Holacracy, a flexible organization structure that moves more autonomy to teams and individuals. Currently John is working on the systems and processes that help run Zappos under this organizational model.

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