I'm a venture capital professional who writes about building a great career.
Slayback is one of the sharpest people I’ve ever met, and one of the few people who has figured out how to break into places you want to be when you don’t have history to show you’re valuable. Perhaps one of the most important skills in this day and age is the ability to break in and provide value quickly, and Slayback knows exactly how to do that, and at scale.
Silver bullet [for getting your dream job]: read everything Zak has ever written and buy every single one of his courses.
Zak has been a phenomenal mentor, helping me make better personal and professional decisions. He's accelerated my career and my growth more than any other person.
Zak's instruction has been instrumental to my success in the last few years. Between helping me get a job, adding fifty pounds to my squat, or keeping me accountable to my goals, Zak has yet to fall short in helping me pass an obstacle. I can't think of a more thoughtful person who I can turn to for support.
I owe a lot to Zak. He has been an exceptional advisor as I launched into my career. I have zero hesitation saying that Zak's advice has accelerated my professional development by years.
Zak’s completely transformed my way of thinking, living, and working. I can confidently say that Zak’s support, honesty, and influence are the principal reasons why I am living the life I love today.
Talking with Zak in person and reading his articles have expanded my perspective of what I can accomplish in the next 60 years of life. It was what I needed to set my career on the fast-track.
I love subscribing to Zak's newsletter. It’s packed with so much info and life advice that I can actually apply. I'd recommend it to anybody.
Zak is the kind of man who will never cost me sleep because I can always have full confidence that he will accurately assess his abilities, honestly express his priorities, clearly establish his expectations, and consistently fulfill his promises. ... If you want someone who not only preaches excellence, but who exemplifies it in every area of life, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better candidate than Zak.
My conversation with Zak helped me understand my career in a new light and gave me the opportunity to go after jobs I had formerly written off.
Within a week of putting Zak's advice to work, I had scheduled my first interview at my dream job. This first interview led to three more in the following weeks. Now, four weeks after taking his advice, I have a full-time salaried position doing work I love in an industry I am truly passionate about.
Zak’s writing is consistently thought-provoking, practical, and clear. Every young person would be well-served to read his work.
Lots of people do what they're told. A lot of people go to Zak Slayback looking to be told what to do. He's not that guy though. Zak is a rethinker. He'll make some broad recommendations, sure, but he'll also show his work, so you're able to custom tailor your own plan from the same priorities and principles.
If you want somebody who will coddle you and make you feel good about yourself, Zak is not your guy. But if you want somebody who will challenge you and push you to aggressively grow in your career and life, you should talk to Zak. He's driven by integrity and excellence and will happily disagree or debate with you if his experience says you can do better. He challenges me consistently and is somebody you want in your corner.