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The Disproportionate Impact of Coaching on Startup Survival

Bain Public

It is a known fact that startups which are accompanied or coached, view their chances of success as being much higher compared to those that are not. The right mentoring and coaching support facilitates a startup’s transformation and enables roadmap planning and execution, without straying from the ultimate vision and goal.

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Don’t Miss These Speakers at #mtpcon San Francisco

Mind the Product

Prior to Benchmark, Sarah was a Partner at Greylock Partners, and a Product Lead for search, recommendations, machine vision, and pin quality at Pinterest. Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through to its NASDAQ IPO.

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Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Intercom, Inc.

Leaders are people who provide a compelling vision for people to follow and believe in, and take responsibility for what happens next. Find a sponsor , not a mentor — someone who is in the room when opportunities arise and makes sure your name comes up. It’s more challenging to get than a mentor. Sponsorship vs. mentorship.

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An OKR Fable

Product Bookshelf

The story begins with the struggling founders meeting with their top advisor and board member who recommends OKRs. They hire a CTO and deal with a variety of team problems along the way. Wodtke says that OKRs are effective because they blend vision (the lofty objective) with metrics (the measurable key results).