Food for thought for September 13th, 2015 on management lessons from scaling startups, dead unicorns and corporate culture hacking:
Medium): A Leader’s Guide To Deciding: What, When, and How To Decide(via
Making decisions is something that at first comes naturally, even easily, and then as a company grows the complexity creeps up on CEOs and execs.
First Round Capital): ‘Give Away Your Legos’ and Other Commandments for Scaling Startups(via
If you personally want to grow as fast as your company, you have to give away your job every couple months.
The current usage of the word unicorn makes me tired. I could rant about it for a while, but that would make me tired of myself ranting about it. Instead, I’d like to focus on a word that appeared a month ago by Aileen Lee in Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies. That word is unicorpse.
Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies:
I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. I’ve summarized my learnings in this blog post, and here, here and here and here and put it together in the presentation here. One of the interesting innovation challenges I’ve encountered centers on a company’s culture. While startups have the luxury of building values and…
Version One): Nine common things that start-up founders tend to underestimate or overestimate(via
When you’re in the midst of building a company, it’s hard to fully assess the significance of various activities and decisions- particularly for first-time entrepreneurs who don’t yet have the wisd…
Fast Company): What Makes Uber Run(via
The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.
Medium): I’ve Spent A Lifetime Building a Mighty Network. Here Are My Secrets(via
I’ve long been told that I “know everyone.” In other words, I have a great network, one that’s an object of envy. Rule One: Take pleasure in it. It’s not just a safety net, it’s YOUR net.
r2d3.us): A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning(via
What is machine learning? See how it works with our animated data visualization.