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Article firstround.com

The Founder’s Guide to Discipline: Lessons from Front’s Mathilde Collin | First Round Review


Front's CEO and co-founder Mathilde Collin shares why a founder’s discipline matters more than vision, unveiling her own best practices and templates for communication, time man...

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Customer Pitch vs Investor Pitch - Michael Seibel - Y Combinator - Y


Michael Seibel on pitching customers vs pitching investors. Michael is CEO and a Partner at YC. He was the co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. htt...

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Video Of The Week: Coinbase’s Vision – AVC


Fortune recently did a big profile on Brian Armstrong, founder and CEO of our portfolio company Coinbase and in concert with that, they made this video featuring Brian and Emili...

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Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas || Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review (2016)


Working through them can result in a gem.

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To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible - Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review (2017)


It’s called reverse thinking.

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Cap table management tool Carta valued at $800M with new funding – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

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Article fastcompany.com

Why this CEO makes everything she does transparent to all employees - Fast Company - Fast Company (2018)


After being lied to and kept in the dark at previous companies, CEO Mathilde Collin decided she’d give her staff total access to everything.

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Article avc.com

Missing The Forest Through The Trees – AVC


We made the classic mistake that all investors make. We focused too much on what they were doing at the time and not enough on what they could do, would do, and did do.

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How to Unlock Your Team’s Creativity - Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review (2019)


Encourage a growth mindset.

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Article cdixon.org

The next big thing will start out looking like a toy – cdixon blog


One of the amazing things about the internet economy is how different the list of top internet properties today looks from the list ten years ago.  It wasn’t as if those former ...

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Article firstround.com

Future Founders, Here’s How to Spot and Build in Nonobvious Markets | First Round Review


Nonobvious markets can lead to hypergrowth, but they’re hard to spot in the moment. Leaning on his experience as a seasoned investor and operator, Elad Gil shares four principle...

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Podcast indiehackers.com

IndieHackers podcast - with Lynne Tye of Key Values


How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values After spending years pursuing a career in science, Lynne Tye (@lynnetye) shocked her fam...

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Article entrepreneur.com

The Best Ideas Are the Ones That Make the Least Sense - Entrepreneur.com - Entrepreneur (2019)


Think business is all about rational thought and logic? Think again -- and to find the biggest, best ideas, start thinking way outside the box.

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Article medium.com

Why Startups Fall Apart at 50 Employees – Please Advise – Medium - Medium


Four ways to combat the chaos that seems to happen at every startup when they reach the “teenager stage” of more than 50 employees.

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Avoiding Zombie Startups - advice for employees thinking about joining a startup - Welcome to The Family (2018)


Joining a startup can be a great financial opportunity; but picking the right ones is hard. More than anything, you need to avoid zombies.

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Article fastcompany.com

Three stories every startup needs to tell - Fast Company - Fast Company (2019)


One thing that separates great startup pitches from merely good ones isn’t always a better business model or a more compelling product. It’s the stories they tell.

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Research: Why Managers Ignore Employees’ Ideas - Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review (2019)


Two studies reveal two reasons.

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Article blog.samaltman.com

Idea Generation - Sam Altman


The most common question prospective startup founders ask is how to get ideas for startups. The second most common question is if you have any ideas for their startup. But ...

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Article nfx.com

How Contrarians Think: The Early Days of Square, Yelp & PayPal with Keith Rabois - NFX (2020)


Keith Rabois & James Currier examine how technology's greatest startups deviate from the standard Silicon Valley "playbook".

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