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Startup Reading List

April 29, 2016

Some great write-ups found this week focused on team, growth, acquisition, and programming. Enjoy.

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Zubin Chagpar

Zubin Chagpar - @phylosopher

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Chris McCann - Community @ Greylock Partners

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Teams, Trust, and Object Lessons

Dick Costello and Ben Horowitz

"Some of the best management books are actually military books, argues Ben Horowitz. There’s just a certain mental toughness and focus that that experience gives you, adds Dick Costolo based on his observations."

8 Lessons from 5 Failed Acquisitions in 1 Startup

Kevin Dykes

Critical insights on how to get the outcome we all seek — an EXIT. Kevin shares a founder's perspective on things to avoid and how to swing for the fences when it's time for M&A at your startup.

Growth Roles — When to Say “Yes” or “No”?

Noah Jessop

"During the recruitment process, you should explicitly hear the CEO/founders say that they want someone to come in, work on growth, and bring a new edge."

Programming Blogs Every Programmer Must Read

Dan Luu

Each selection includes a snippet of information on why you should follow the link. Hey... sort of what we are doing right now with this snippet. Whoa!

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