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Introducing a new annual feature on First Round Review: The Summer Reading List. All year, we bring you advice from the best in tech. Here, they recommend the books that expanded their minds in 2016 — http://firstround.com/review/summer-book-recommendations-from-the-smartest-people-we-know/
Introducing a new annual feature on First Round Review: The Summer Reading List. All year, we bring you advice from the best in tech. Here, they recommend the books that expanded their minds in 2016.
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We're inspired to work with founders taking on big problems to make real change — like Adam Pisoni, CEO of Abl Schools. Here's why and how he started Abl to improve education: https://medium.com/@adampisoni/why-i-started-abl-4eea909aced#.94uzt14ie
I dropped out of high school after 11th grade. I had decent grades and zero disciplinary problems, but for the majority of my schooling, I…
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First Round is looking for extraordinary contractors to partner with our 200+ startups
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First Round is looking to hire a Partner Operations Manager to work with Josh Kopelman in Philadelphia. Check out the job description here — and if it sounds like you or anyone you know, please get in touch.
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Here's Adam Grant's advice on interviewing to identify and hire originals (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/adam-grant-on-interviewing-to-hire-trailblazers-nonconformists-and-originals/
Bestselling author Adam Grant follows-up his highly acclaimed book Originals with a set of interview questions needed to surface and select originals for your startup. Here's what to ask and how to find the nonconformists that will help propel your company forward.
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Find, vet and close the best product manager candidates with this advice from Dropbox VP Product Todd Jackson (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/find-vet-and-close-the-best-product-managers-heres-how/
Todd Jackson is skilled at identifying excellent product managers. Now Dropbox's VP of Product and Design, he shares his process here.
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Behold the product strategy that Musk used to build an empire (featuring Civic's Vinny Lingham, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-recursive-product-strategy-that-musk-used-to-build-an-empire
Serial entrepreneur and Civic Co-founder and CEO Vinny Lingham shares what it actually means to build a company for the long term.
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Very cool: Eero launched parental controls to make its amazing WiFi even safer and more secure for families https://blog.eero.com/how-eero-keeps-your-network-safe-and-sound-6fcea89711e7#.pjh037qus
We continue to add devices to our WiFi networks to make our homes smarter, more efficient, and better connected. As a result, lots of…
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Three frameworks that'll kick-start sales early on at your startup (featuring Whitney Sales and new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-three-frameworks-you-need-to-kick-start-sales/
TalentIQ VP of Sales Whitney Sales offers three indispensable exercises for startups seeking to build their early sales function and tally their first deals.
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It turns out that there's a lot tech managers can borrow from Quantum Mechanics to help their teams succeed more often. Here are the principles of 'Quantum Leadership' from Instagram Head of Engineering James Everingham (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-principles-of-quantum-team-management/
Instagram Head of Engineering James Everingham walks us through a different approach to management, drawing on science and machine-building.
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Here’s how Asana won with its product redesign (ft. Sam Goertler, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/heres-how-asana-won-with-its-product-redesign/
Redesigns are difficult and inevitable. Product manager Sam Goertler shares how Asana successfully executed its redesign with a unique, iterative approach.
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How Reboot.io coaches level up tech leaders at Lyft, Coinbase and Etsy (featuring Khalid Halim, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-science-of-speaking-is-the-art-of-being-heard/
Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has drawn from his training in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help top-tier tech leaders better communicate and resonate with their growing teams.
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