SJ15 – What Matters in the Beginning

We answered some questions from the mailbag and the chat and talked about motivation, organizational design, where to focus before you raise capital, resumes, and a few other topics.

Live on November 9 at 1pm EST/10am PST.

Links

Reddit Startups: https://www.reddit.com/r/startups/comments/3r8fk9/so_were_now_over_2_million_per_year_with_local/

The Reasons We Work: https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/10/reasons-we-work/

12 reasons this is a terrible résumé for a mid-level employee: http://www.businessinsider.com/terrible-resume-for-a-mid-level-employee-2015-5

How Funding Rounds Differ: http://blog.eladgil.com/2011/03/how-funding-rounds-differ-seed-series.html

Where to Focus Before Raising Capital: https://www.startups.co/articles/where-to-focus-before-raising-capital

Can You Predict a Startup’s Success Based on the Concept Alone?: https://hbr.org/2015/09/can-you-predict-a-startups-success-based-on-the-concept-alone

Why You Should Not Have a President and COO: http://organizationalphysics.com/2015/02/18/organizational-design-why-you-should-not-have-a-president-and-coo/

How to Design Your Organization the Right Way: http://organizationalphysics.com/2012/01/09/the-5-classic-mistakes-in-organizational-structure-or-how-to-design-your-organization-the-right-way/

College Students Aren’t The Only Ones Abusing Adderall: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/college-students-arent-the-only-ones-abusing-adderall/

And finally, Kiki’s lovely monologue:

To launch, or not to launch: that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the startup ecosystem to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous employment or to take arms against that sea of troubles, and by opposing, startup?

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