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People, Products, Profit – In That Order

One of my favorite books of all time is from the man, the myth, and the legend, Ben Horowitz and his hard-hitting “startup-building bible,” The Hard Thing About Hard Things.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this book since I bought it back in 2014! I keep it very, very close.

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Getting to Know: Marty Bauer

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer five questions. Check out previous posts on James, SuPeter, John, and Clay.

Today, we have our newest addition to the team, Marty Bauer. Marty will be owning much of our go-to-market strategy and getting us across the finish line and beyond.

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The YEN Book Club

A quick Google search for ‘benefits of reading’ returns about 4,010,000,000 results and one for ‘book clubs’ returns about 752,000,000. But you don’t really need four billion pages of internet to know that reading is such a great tool in the kit for leveling yourself up and book clubs are a great way of doing so.

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YEN Community Playbook

I gave this talk in-person at our most recent San Francisco Retreat – I hope that posting it here provides you with an overview of not only how communities get put together but also some of the more fundamental building-blocks that you can think through as you begin to work on your own community-building projects!

Good luck and have fun!

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What the Insiders Know

When a new thing forms it has nothing but raw, pure, and untapped potential.

The excitement around it is palpable – it’s as if everyone knows that the distance between success and failure, life and death of the project is, pixel-deep. Will it survive or will it die?

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Getting to Know: Clay Menzel

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer five questions. Check out previous posts on James, Su,  Peter, and John.

This week, we have the newest member of our team, Clay.

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Getting to Know: John Saddington

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer five questions. Check out previous posts on James, Su, and Peter!

This week, we have John.

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Getting to Know: Peter Saddington

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer five questions. Check out previous posts on James and Su!

This week, we have Peter.

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Team Alignment is a Never-Ending Battle for Startups: Embrace It

An exciting part of company building is actually building the company! That is to say, building, from scratch, the organizational operating system that’ll power the way that you and your team works.

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Getting to Know: Su Kim

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer a few questions. Check out previous post on James if haven’t.

This week, we have Su.

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