StartupDigest Reading List
Welcome back to the StartupDigest Reading List, the members-only guide to the best content in the startup industry every week.

This week's edition focuses on managing your own psychology, acquiring assets for your startup, interviewing developers, and acting with incomplete information.

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- Chris

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Chris McCann - Co-Founder, StartupDigest

What You Need to Read This Week

What’s The Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your Own Psychology.
by Ben Horowitz

This is the best post I've ever seen on TechCrunch. Ben describes "the CEO psychological meltdown" and prescribes techniques that helped him get through it.

Disregard ideas, acquire assets
by Xianhang Zhang

Xianhang argues that the most reliable path towards startup success is to focus relentlessly on acquiring interesting assets (e.g. skills, reputation, relationships) and then execute on the startups that naturally fall out of them.

Hiring Developers: You're Doing It Wrong
by Udo Schroeter

We need to stop setting up typical coding exercises for developers and instead conduct personalized interviews that focus on judging potential production code and, most importantly, gaining insight into each developer's real personality.

Acting with incomplete information in a startup
by Joel Gascoigne

Even if you gain a huge amount of feedback on your product, you can't be 100% sure of anything. It's important to remember that you have to take the leap even when your information is incomplete and realize that failing is (by far) the best way to learn.

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