Network effects have been responsible for 70% of all the value created in technology since 1994. Founders who deeply understand how they work will be better positioned to build category-defining companies. This reference for Founders will be continually updated and includes a comprehensive collection of terms and insights related to network effects all in one place. […]
Guest blogging is a useful tactic to get your content published and build yourself a name in the digital marketing industry. But before pitching anything to a blog editor, you need to know exactly what kind of content they are after. That’s guest blogging 101. Their areas of interest and their editorial standards will help […]
If you're not plugged in to the right social circles, you're locked out of tribal knowledge on tech compensation and it’s a huge disadvantage. Win $50,000+ just by asking the right way. Learn to speak the language of tech compensation. Understand tech compensation — use levels & equity to your advantage.Figure out your worth — use the right […]
In a downturn, the wise Founder will know the first action needed is a pivot of the mind. The CEO’s psychology is the greatest point of leverage in a company’s success or failure. Leading my own VC-backed tech startups successfully through the 2000 and 2008 downturns, I’ve noted how great Founders shift their mindsets and psychology during […]
Maybe you've already experienced working from home. 43% of Americans say they spend the occasional day 'WFH'. However only 5.2% of you do it full time, and as anyone in that position will tell you, it's a whole different ball game. It ain't easy — remote isn't an excuse to slack offWriting > Talking — good communication etiquette to adoptMaking friends — what […]
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In this NFX whiteboarding session, James Currier (Managing Partner @ NFX) walks through the process of identifying data network effects, data scale, and data embedding effects within a product or company. To read the NFX Essay on data network effects, go to - https://www.nfx.com/post/truth-about-data-network-effects
Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on splitting equity between cofounders. https://twitter.com/mwseibel Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year. Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
When companies come to me for growth advice, they typically ask: “What’s the one thing I can do tomorrow to get 10 million users? Which channels should I use? Which tactics?”. It doesn’t work that way. Growth is not a one-time gimmick. To get 1000% growth, there is no silver bullet. Growth comes from adopting […]
Ray Dalio is the founder, chair and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, a global leader in institutional portfolio management and the largest hedge fund in the world. In this talk, Dalio shares the unconventional principles that helped him create unique results in life and business — and which any person or organization can adopt […]
We all know that developing strategic thinking skills is important, but many don’t realize how critical it is to your career advancement to show these skills to your boss and other senior leaders. Showing strategic thinking skills tells your bosses that you’re able to think for yourself and make decisions that position the organization for the future. It […]
With COVID-19 cases growing worldwide, business leaders are scrambling to deal with a wide variety of problems, from slumping sales and stalling supply chains to keeping employees healthy and making sure they can continue working. We asked professors of Harvard Business School how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to change how companies do business. Here’s what they said...
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups are extremely popular with investors for a host of reasons. SaaS startups are extremely scalable because software has zero (or near-zero) marginal costs once developed, i.e. it costs virtually nothing to create another copy. Combining this scalability with subscription-based pricing results in a revenue model with high gross margins and predictable revenue (ignoring AI and data processing […]
We’re in uncharted territory with the Covid-19 pandemic. Companies that outlast this crisis will have CEOs who can rapidly assess these new circumstances, recognize new patterns and opportunities, and act with urgency to take immediate action to pivot and restructure their companies. Those that don’t may not survive. So here’s a five-day playbook to help CEOs of […]
Today’s top companies are investing in blockchain. But these companies are also investing in other emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence, in particular, is sexier and in the news far more than blockchain. So considering that the demand for highly informed tech-minded professionals with skill and education […]
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If you are spending more than 20 minutes on your initial business model canvas, you are doing it wrong. This video will show you how to capture your core business model assumptions on a Lean Canvas in just 20 minutes.
You want to experience leadership and connection. You want to own the Product and create something that puts a dent in the universe. We like to call them visionaries: those who have an idea and lead it every step of the way towards completion. For many people who start out as engineers, marketers, sales people or designers, Product […]
The Virtual Product Summit, a Product School online conference dedicated to Product Management. Featuring seven of the most prominent product minds from companies like Apple, Twitch and Netflix, each talk will focus on the most trending insights in the product world. Presentations Product Management or Product Marketing by Facebook PMMBuilding Momentum at Work by PayPal Head of […]
In all the companies I founded and invested in, one thing was always clear about leading a startup — it’s hard. Really hard. Most Founders won’t come to their startups with years of leadership experience. Yet I’ve seen firsthand that there is a direct link between a Founder’s leadership skills and the outcome of their […]
Ilya Volodarsky, co-founder of Segment, presents his tactics for setting up analytics to build your MVP and measure your metrics. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/84 It's not too late to sign up! Register now through August 4th at https://www.startupschool.org/.
YC CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares his approach to building an MVP and getting your first users as a pre-launch startup. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/65 It's not too late to sign up! Register now through August 4th at https://www.startupschool.org/.
Dynamic Equity Splits are the right way to divide up startup equity. Mike Moyer provides an overview of how to determine exactly the right number of equity shares in your start-up company so that every member of the startup team is treated fairly.
TaskRabbit invented the gig-economy in 2008 with a marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand for everyday tasks. Stacy Brown-Philpot became CEO of TaskRabbit In 2016 and led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. During her tenure, TaskRabbit has expanded its presence into 45 markets across the United States, the United […]