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Jeff Housenbold, president and CEO of Shutterfly, spoke to students at Kellogg on April 14 as part of the school’s Brave Leader Series. Housenbold, who has helped the custom image publishing service grow from $50 million in sales in 2005 to $1.1 billion this year, discussed his thoughts about driving culture, having a vision and proving the naysayers wrong.

Montoya Trice (@trice_as_nice), a current MMM student, created the sketch notes above in response to Housenbold’s talk.

“What stood out to me was his focus and dedication to the “Chief Memory Officer,” his core customer at Shutterfly,” Trice said. “I was also surprised to find out that Mr. Housenbold came from such humble beginnings.

“His words were inspirational and informational.”

Megan Gordon, a student in Kellogg Two-Year MBA program and Housenbold’s sister-in-law, had the pleasure of introducing him at the lecture. Her speech can be viewed below.


Learn more about Kellogg’s Brave Leader Series.