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Straight Talk for Startups
100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds— from Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity
Vision
How to Lead
To succeed in building a big company in the long-term, founders must become good at leading, motivating, and retaining great people.
Vision

Readings & Case Studies

Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr explains how to run your company like Bill Gates or Bono
SBA: Take Your Business Global in 2020
Scaling your startup for the future
How Can Post-Startup Companies Grow?

Partners

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How to Build A Startup Culture That Everybody Wants
All startups are in a daily competition to attract top talent. Building a strong startup culture is one of the easiest ways for startups to differentiate themselves and win-over top talent.
Making Culture a Tangible Metric
Startups are taught to be laser-focused on the one or two critical things that will mean growth and success for their company, maximizing those metrics above all else. However, this leads to a paradox when it comes to the problem of building startup culture, a notoriously fuzzy and intangible concept to define, let alone execute on.
Building Culture
YC Partner Tim Brady covers the importance of building a strong and coherent culture early and shares six things that you can do now to help you create a solid foundation for your startup.

Readings & Case Studies

A startup's guide to amazing company culture
Whether you’re a start-up or an established incumbent, in today’s hyper-competitive business environment where the war for talent rages on, you need to be intentional about fostering a winning culture. So what is company culture and why should start-ups care about it?
How to Build a Startup Culture That Scales
While many bite the dust because they lack a viable business model or product-market fit, some startups go astray because they’re missing a clear, unifying purpose and the right environment for people to perform their best.
A Startup’s Guide To Building A Positive Company Culture
By investing in company culture, employees feel valued and have a sense of growth opportunity, resulting in better team collaboration and productivity.
Programming Your Culture
So what is culture? Does culture matter? If so, how much time should you spend on it?
The Culture Crunch: Key Culture Areas to Focus on as You Grow
What are the key areas that companies need to focus on as they grow? What can mature companies learn from early stage startups, and vice versa?
The 4 Types of Organizational Culture
How to effectively structure your startup

Partners

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Guide to Improving Mental Health in the Workplace
A guide to improving mental health in the workplace, and building a stronger, more resilient workforce
Founder Wellness
The User Manual for Founder Psychology
This is a guide for startup founders written by Amy Buechler, licensed psychotherapist and YC’s first Batch Director and in-house Founder Coach.
Founder Wellness

Readings & Case Studies

Prioritizing Mental Health as a Multicultural Founder
How To Prioritize Wellness As A Startup Founder

Partners

Wellable
Wellable's wellness platform helps organizations build engaging employee wellness programs, elevate employee experience, and transform cultures.
Founder Wellness
Calm Business
10% discount off the Calm list price. Contact doug.aspland@calm.com, with Company Name, HQ, # of employees.
Founder Wellness
Headspace
Headspace for Work is the leading mindfulness-based mental health benefit that helps your team take care of their minds. With some of the highest adoption rates in the industry, it offers your team access to hundreds of meditations and exercises for stress, focus, sleep, and movement.
Founder Wellness

Useful Resources

Straight Talks for Startups
100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds— from Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity
Category

Readings & Case Studies

CB Insights Strategy Map Coffee Table Book 2022
The Strategy Maps in this book shine a light on the strategy of some of the world’s most important companies. If you are a data or strategy nerd like us, we think you’ll enjoy this
9 Steps to Formulating a Successful Exit Strategy
Strategic Planning Toolkit
State of the Markets - H1 2022
11 Pricing Strategies For Startups Today
OKRs: Goals served up in a fractal manner
Productivity: Introduction to OKR
Improving the management of complex business partnerships
The next software disruption: How vendors must adapt to a new era
Improving the management of complex business partnerships
How To Use Strategic Partnerships For Faster Growth
Tips for Choosing a Global Expansion Location
Scaling your startup for the future
How Can Post-Startup Companies Grow?
5 Clever Sales Strategies To Increase Online Revenue
10 Ways To Ensure Successful Strategic Alliances
3 Steps to Global Expansion
What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.
9 Strategies All Startups Must Embrace

Partners

Microsoft for Startups
Microsoft for Startups Program for B2B companies ready to create value through technology and commercial acceleration.
Strategy

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Readings & Case Studies

State of the Markets - H1 2022

Partners

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