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Startup Out Of The Box – Episode 6

On this episode we’ll discuss market strategies, funding and how company culture will eat your software for breakfast.

 

Recommended Books:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Chasm

 

Articles:

  • https://venturebeat.com/2017/12/21/sam-altman-too-many-y-combinator-companies-raise-money/
  • https://thinkgrowth.org/strategies-for-assessing-startup-culture-before-joining-7afbc7dfc5ba
  • http://www.zdnet.com/article/culture-eats-software-for-breakfast/

 

 

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Startup Out Of The Box – Episode 5

On this episode we’ll discuss startup fail, post-mortems, and where should we bet next.

Startups PostMortemhttps://www.cbinsights.com/research/startup-failure-post-mortem

  • Before death, most startups pivot
  • The maddening race; setup meetings with VC all over again
  • Learn from other people mistakes is very important
  • Being raised in a culture where failure is a good learning experience, vs failing is bad and you’r now an outcast

Best ways to kill your startuphttps://medium.com/swlh/best-ways-to-kill-your-startup-8604a1768a89

  • Starting a startup means anxiety, fear of failure and an emotional roller coaster with too many
  • No’s and not enough Yes’es
  • Cut activities that don’t relate to your startup
  • Chase projects that didn’t lead to progress vs revenue
  • Not spending time off with family

 

Books related to topics above:

Where to bet next?

Trends by a16z – https://mailchi.mp/a16z/trends-good-things-come-in-threes?e=ae2d556dd1

Goliaths vs Davids – http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/eXvxpDZxlHWm6X7unOWLrN/In-Startup-Land-Goliaths-are-for-show-Davids-are-for-doug.html

Benedict Evans Newsletter – https://www.ben-evans.com/newsletter/

 

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