In this exclusive interview, Molly Graham shares her six rules for how to be a good manager. Some come seemingly out of left field, others are nuanced takes on common pearls of wisdom — but true to what we’ve come to expect whenever we sit down with Graham, all are useful rules of thumb for any startup leader or new manager to lean on. From … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Molly Graham | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Management
Professor Edward I. Altman of the Stern School of Business, New York University, is a leading expert in credit and debt. He has written or edited two dozen books and more than 160 articles on finance, accounting, and economics. He is also the creator of the Altman Z-Score, developed originally as a means of predicting bankruptcy probabilities. McKinsey researchers successfully used the Z-Score to test … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Edward I. Altman | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Economics, Finance
Peter Cappelli, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and director of its Center for Human Resources, says managers at companies large and small are doing hiring all wrong. A confluence of changes, from the onslaught of online tools to a rise in recruitment outsourcing, have promised more efficiency but actually made us less effective at finding the best candidates. Cappelli says … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Peter Cappelli | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subject: Human Resources
Professor Jochen Menges on the ways companies can develop well-being initiatives that genuinely make people feel better.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Jochen Menges, Laura W. Geller | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
Chief Executive magazine interviews Jim Collins. This is the first of five parts.
Content: Article, Thought Leader | Author: Jim Collins | Source: Chief Executive | Subject: Leadership
Jim Clifton, chief executive of Gallup Inc., has a robust theory about entrepreneurialism and economic recovery.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Jim Clifton | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Economics, Entrepreneurship
Carnegie Mellon professor Taya Cohen explains the connection between moral character and workplace performance
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Laura W. Geller, Taya Cohen | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
Freek Vermeulen explains why unhelpful practices go unnoticed and suggests how rooting them out can help innovation.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Freek Vermeulen, Jeremy Grant | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Organizations are more likely to innovate and thrive when they unleash the potential of individuals and the power of self-organizing teams, says the online retailer’s CEO.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Aaron De Smet, Chris Gagnon, Tony Hsieh | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Innovation, Management, Organizational Behavior | Company: Zappos.com
The influential economic theorist looks ahead to a world of virtually free energy and zero marginal cost production, and to a desperate race against climate change.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Jeremy Rifkin, Juliette Powell | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
Duke professor Aaron Chatterji believes business leaders have social and political responsibilities they can’t afford to neglect.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Aaron Chatterji | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility (ESG)
During the last 20 years, Kim Scott has held leadership roles at some of the biggest and most influential tech companies in the world. Most recently, she advised Dropbox and Twitter. At First Round’s recent CEO Summit, she shared what she believes to be the most important management lessons she’s learned.
Content: Article, Thought Leader | Author: Kim Scott | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Management
Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and small, he recognized one commonality: The happiest people are the most productive. The difference was so striking to him that he retired and rebooted his career, founding Happy Brain Science to surface and share the … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Scott Crabtree | Source: First Round Review | Subjects: Career, Personal Development
Shelly Palmer, one of the world’s leading digital-technology commentators, talks about the evolution of the entertainment and media industry.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Deborah Bothun, Shelly Palmer | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Trends / Analysis
After three decades leading data teams at companies like LiveOps, Netscape, and ReadyForce, Lloyd Tabb’s biggest learning isn’t what you would expect — or want to hear: You’re measuring the wrong metrics. We all are.
In this exclusive interview, Tabb shares how to abide by metrics that generate direction — not pats on backs — so that your company can act on what’s most essential to … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Lloyd Tabb | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Management
Most founders set out to create something iconic but don’t know where to start. At First Round’s recent CEO Summit, Caryn Marooney, Head of Technology Communications for Facebook, boiled down this massive challenge into an execution plan and guidelines for startups to craft an image that will resonate with the public and the press, launch on a strong note, and build momentum as they grow … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Caryn Marooney | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Public Relations
Chris Fralic is a successful VC himself, responsible for First Round’s investments in Warby Parker, Roblox, HotelTonight and Adaptly among others. When asked what’s made his career possible, he’ll tell you outright it’s the relationships — built deliberately over many years. This might sound like a common response, but among his peers, he’s acknowledged to be a world-class super-connector with rarefied expertise.
In this piece, … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Chris Fralic | Source: First Round Review | Subjects: Career, Networking, Personal Development
Kim Scott, co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and working together. Inspired by her talk at First Round’s CEO Summit, Scott shares her epiphany about management — and the mindset and framework it takes to really build a kick-ass team, starting with deciphering the distinct attributes and incentives of high-performers.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Kim Scott | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Human Resources
Caitlin Kalinowski is a master of the prototyping process, with a deep understanding of where, when and how changes should be slotted in, from the first iteration to the last. It’s made her a highly sought-after engineer in Silicon Valley. In this exclusive interview, Kalinowski discusses how and why you must define your non-negotiables before starting to build prototypes. She dives deep on specific approaches … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Caitlin Kalinowski | Source: First Round Review | Subjects: Management, Operations | Companies: Apple, Oculus
Friction is anything that gets in the way of a customer and a task. Put another way, it’s any obstacle that prevents a user from trying or using a product or service. In this exclusive interview, Kintan Brahmbhatt takes us through how to detect and anticipate points of friction through monitoring steps in a customer’s journey with your product. He shares the three stages of … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Kintan Brahmbhatt | Source: First Round Review | Subject: Customer Related | Company: Amazon.com Inc.