Weekly Reading‘s are a series of blog posts highlighting the best pieces of content I’ve read or listened to during the week. Give me feedback if you enjoy it. And suggestions if you don’t. Just to make it better for other guys.
First you need to find the right people to build it. Then understand who’s your customer. And finally look for investments. If at all?
- How Airbnb designs for trust. There are many great com. And some of them are coming for the fourth time. But those with great design have a bigger chance to succeed.
Hiring. Customers. Investments.
- Hiring. The Single Most Important Skill as a Founder. Culture’s more than the sum of every team member. That’s why we need to learn how to hire. And get the most out of it.
- Build Your User Base with These Human Behavior Hacks. Tips on how to really understand who your customer is.
- On the path to product market fit. Don’t wait for statistical significance. Data is important. But customers are even more important. So talk more often with them.
- The Ultimate Toolkit for Product Managers. It’s all about priorities. But what tools help you organise all of it?
- Should You Raise VC? Most companies shouldn’t take VC money. It’s all great and fancy. But one should only go after it when it’s cheap and really making a difference.
- Right co-founder… Wrong CEO. Investors pass when the wrong person is the CEO. Not because they don’t like the idea or believe in the team. But because they don’t believe this CEO can build a really big company.
- The Definitive Guide to Startup Valuation. How are startups being valued? How big’s the competition? Here’s a short answer for that.
- 10 Amazing Lessons From Being an Entrepreneur. From a search for something more. To facing fear and building a team. So should you start a business? There’s no simple answer.
- 5 Counterintuitive Lessons for Founders. Every startup’s unique. And each journey follows its own path. It turns out that many of the challenges we face, as founders, are pretty similar.
- Beware of Startup Prostitution. 10 warning signs for startup founders. Everybody wants to have a startup. But they are just a glorified version of SMEs.
- All about Network Effects. It’s said to be one of the important concepts for high-growing startups. But what’s a network effect? And how do we know a company has that?
- What It’s Like to Raise Tens of Millions of Dollars and Lose It All. The real reasons why successful companies don’t always make it. Plenty of views on it.
- Uber as a startup: the ins and outs of slim launches. What makes Uber still a startup? It’s still following lean principles. And hiring slowly.