The transition from innovation to operational excellence
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This week: Scaling from an innovation stage to operational excellence, Fixing quarterly planning, Stop feeding sh*t sandwiches, A stronger engineering hiring process.
Mark Suster, Partner at Upfront Ventures, outlines a common growth pattern of successful tech startups, and describes how most companies adapt as they move through these three phases.
“Normal quarterly planning is like the running of the bulls.” Here’s John Cutler, Senior Product Manager at Zendesk, with the pitfalls of the status quo and a proposal for fixing strategic planning.
“One of the most popular methods of delivering feedback is, well…” Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, cleverly explains why — and how you can improve your communication.
As a seasoned leader who has interviewed thousands, Adil Ajmal knows a thing or two about finding, and closing, the right candidate. Here’s his end-to-end hiring process — peppered with sage advice.
Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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