Fast/Slow In 3X: Explore/Expand/Extract
tl;dr: As an idea, product or company grows, "value-maximizing behavior" changes dramatically and comes in three phases: (1) Explore - where companies try small experiments. (2) Expand, as an experiments takes off, bottlenecks are identified and tackled. (3) Extract, these projects can increase revenue or decrease costs.
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Building Companies In Times Of Change
tl;dr: LinkedIn founder discusses notable trends during this period - a move towards distributed founding teams, rise of telehealth, and more.
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Good Businesses Have Margins
tl;dr: Justin advises entrepreneurs to optimize for margin - both business margins such as profit and personal margins, by creating boundaries for yourself.
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What I Learned Co-Founding Dribbble
tl;dr: 20 lessons learned by the founder of Dan, who stepped down from his role a co-founder, especially if you are building a bootstrapped business, which Dribble is.
Alas, there may be a paywall. Alas, I found you a path.
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How to Lead An Engineering Team During A Period of Hypergrowth
tl;dr: AMA with CTO at Reddit. He discusses his high level approach to various functions of a CTO, such as hiring, company values, testing. He also discusses the importance of mentorship for anyone seeking a leadership role.
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Working For A Startup Makes Increasingly Less Sense
tl;dr: The author compares his reality of working at a startup against expectations, which were having a fast career growth, making money from equity and learning more. He outlines why certain startups may be more attractive for engineers and outlines the understated pros of working at larger companies.
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