Startup Digest

HR & Employee Experience

November 11, 2016

What makes a great leader?
What makes a great one to one?
How can you change a company's boys club?

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Inside Customer Success: Uberflip

Mathilde Augustin - Amity

Uberflip helps over 1,400 marketers to create, manage, and optimize content experiences every day. Uberflip's intuitive and powerful platform helps marketers tailor and leverage content to engage with their audience at every stage of the buyer journey. Amity sat down with Sam Brennand, VP, Customer Success at Uberflip, to discuss Uberflip's company-wide culture of Customer Success, the growth and segmentation of his team, and the ways in which they consistently create value for their customers.

The Art of the Awkward 1:1

Mark Rabkin - Medium

A great piece by a VP at Facebook on how to make the most of 1:1. If the conversation isn't hard or awkward you could have that discussion in another forum.

What makes a great leader?

Seb Haire -

Interesting piece on how the role of a leader changes as a startup grows. There are moments you will be the best person for the job and there will be moments when you are definitely not. A great leader embraces all of this. Their role is to keep the journey on track, motivate people and make the right choices.

Never Too Early: How Homebrew Approaches Diversity at Seed Stage Startups

Hunter Walk - LinkedIn

Thoughtful piece from Hunter Walk on how Homebrew approach diversity in their investments and portfolio companies.

Most VCs and entrepreneurs are doing nothing to fix Silicon Valley’s diversity problem

Kurt Wagner - Recode

A survey by LinkedIn shows a worrying lack of awareness of Diversity and Inclusion in startups and investors. LinkedIn found that 75% of venture capitalists have no idea if their firms have initiatives to increase diversity. Tech startup founders are even worse -- 79% of founders and co-founders with startups with fewer than 200 employees said the same thing.

How Meetup Ditched Its Boys Club

Jessi Hempel - Backchannel

Meetup has been on a three year journey to transform their company, and management team. This piece explores Meetup's journey in detail.

Remember operator billing?

Operator billing was once thought to be the perfect mobile commerce platform. But for various reasons, it failed to pick up traction. Learn why, and find out about the new future of m-commerce, here.

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