28 December 2014

Why Zenefits CEO Hired Tech Veteran David Sacks (video)

Why Zenefits CEO Hired Tech Veteran David Sacks: Video - Bloomberg:
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Zenefits CEO and Co-Founder Parker Conrad discusses the hiring of tech veteran and former Paypal COO David Sacks. They both speak on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg 12/10)

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21 December 2014

Bank of America CTO David Reilly on Hiring Tech Startups (video)

Bank of America CTO David Reilly on Hiring Tech Startups: Video -
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David Reilly, the chief technology officer at Bank of America, discusses how the firm recruits startups as vendors, which ultimately become clients on the investment-banking side as well. He spoke with Bloomberg's Leslie Picker at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Technology Innovation Summit in Menlo Park, California on Oct. 22. (source: Bloomberg)

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18 December 2014

Ben Horowitz, How to Manage (video)

Lecture 15 - How to Manage -
Published on Nov 11, 2014

Ben Horowitz, founder of Andreessen Horowitz, drills into the one management concept that CEOs mess up most - understanding how your decisions impact others, the company, and its culture, in Lecture 15 of How to Start a Startup.

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11 December 2014

How to Start a Startup (video)

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Lecture 1 -  How to Start a Startup
Lecture 2 - Team and Execution Lecture
3 - Before the Startup Lecture
4 - Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing Lecture
5 - Competition is for Losers Lecture
6 - Growth Lecture
7 - How to Build Products Users Love Lecture
8 - How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don't Scale, Press Lecture
9 - How to Raise Money Lecture
10 - Culture Lecture
11 - Hiring and Culture, Part 2 Lecture
12 - Building for the Enterprise Lecture
13 - How to be a Great Founder Lecture
14 - How to Operate Lecture
15 - How to Manage

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04 December 2014

Growth Rate, Startups, Medium Well Is Not Good Enough

Something to remember:

Surviving the Series A Crunch: "... You’re only doing medium well. And medium well might not get you anywhere. The number that is most problematic out of all those above is the growth rate. As Paul Graham has extensively preached, startups = growth. A 9% month-over-month growth rate is not enough, at least not if you’re playing the VC game where venture capitalists give you other people’s money to spend because you’re going to come back with something that’s going to be worth 10 to 25x more...." (read more at link above)

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch: " . . . . persistence is not the self-help cliche “Keep going until you hit the finish line!”. The key slogan is, “Keep failing until you accidentally no longer fail.” That’s persistence." - James Altucher

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