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Rick Song shares the hiring and go-to-market lessons he's learned from Square and taking his startup Persona from 0 to 1.
Shopify's Farhan Thawar shares his go-to-framework for approaching the VP of Engineering search.
13 years after Twilio's launch, Jeff Lawson opens up about the ups and downs of building to share unconventional lessons on getting better with scale.
Notion's Head of Customer Experience shares tactical lessons on closing the gap between product and sales and driving self-serve strategies.
Lambda School's Chief People Officer on what a great employee experience looks like and advice for training managers and developing talent.
Actionable tactics from the experts to hit the ground running at a new startup.
Simple frameworks and tactical ideas for creating more just, inclusive workplaces.
Anjuan Simmons has taken the stage at conferences all over the world — get his tips for standing out.
First Round's new partner Meka Asonye crowdsources GTM lessons from his network of early leaders at Stripe, Plaid, Figma and other top startups.
HashiCorp's Kevin Fishner on why the systems side of startups doesn’t get much attention & how to approach annual planning and decision-making systems
Jessmina Archbold (publicly known as Minaa B.) shares her detailed guide to deeper self-care work and makes the case for focusing on boundaries.
Anne Raimondi looks back on her biggest lessons from a career as a top tech executive and board member.
In their new book, Working Backwards, Colin Bryar and Bill Carr share the secrets behind Amazon's success—and we've got a preview.
Head of Engineering Jean-Denis Grèze on building an eng culture of ownership.
From product-led growth to the self-service flywheel, former president Jay Simons unpacks it all.
The 8th edition of our annual roundup is here. Get all the standout advice offered up by the dozens of tech leaders we interviewed this past year.
From company-saving pivots to IPO: Dave Girouard shares his top lessons from building Upstart these past 8 years.
We asked startup leaders for their favorite managing up tips — here's what they shared
From onboarding training to how screenplay writing inspired their podcast, CEO David Cancel shares how they drive narrative internally at Drift.