There are no books you can read or blog posts you can scan that will guarantee that you make the right hire 100% of the time. Hiring is HARD.
If I had a nickel for every time I get an email or text asking if I know any full stack developers for hire, I could cover the cost of my next trip to SF. I’m also struck by the number of founders who say they’re raising more money simply because they need more engineers […]
One of the most popular conversations I have with entrepreneurs I work with is how to improve their recruiting and hiring strategy. I love when they dive into this topic early on because it’s one of the hardest parts of running any company, no matter how small or big, and super easy to screw up. It’s […]
What are you doing on March 9, the day after International Woman’s Day, to affect change? How about on April 1, when Women’s History Month is another moment in the history books?
The conviction to have a co-founder is often based solely on complementary skills and experience vs. the softer, and often more important, relationship criteria.
So many of the early stage companies I work with are struggling to hire talent. Despite the pandemic, they have raised capital and are looking to hire everything from engineering and UX to marketing, sales and support. You’d think with the pandemic there’d be a lot of people looking for work, but in startup land […]
Startup CEOs wear many hats that they take on and off as company priorities ebb and flow. This is a framework for how to decide which hats to wear and which to remove.
I am so very pleased to announce that the third Good For Her (GFH) cohort has launched this week! Back in 2015, I noticed that there were a lot of male founders supporting each other. Some had informal monthly meetups for beers where they’d talk about leadership and fundraising challenges. Some were part of programs […]
I write about a lot of different things – here’s an index by topic: Entrepreneurship The Co-Founder Courtship Virtual Fundraising Beyond Their Funds, How Can Your Investors Be Helpful? [Repost by Harvard’s Working Knowledge] Just Be Excellent From Zero To 100+: Preparing To Lead And Operate At Scale [Repost by Harvard’s Working Knowledge] MBA, Accelerator […]
We are in an era of Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); tools companies use to track and measure their progress and ensure they are on track to reach strategic goals. In scaling startups, CEOs and co-founders have mixed feelings about delegating tasks they once owned to new layers of management. […]