EN: Selling to Shopify, and ignoring the rules

Farhan Thawar is currently VP, Engineering at Shopify after the acquisition of Helpful.com, where he was co-founder and CTO. Among other things, Farhan is an avid writer and speaker and was named one of Toronto’s 25 most powerful people. In this wide-ranging EP, we hit on a number of topics including Farhan’s journey starting and growing Helpful.com, his philosophies, and approaches to finding talent; the shortcomings of doing interviews; his “rule ignorer” mindset; Shopify’s unique work culture, and more.