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Newsletter Archive

February 28th, 2023

“Sweat the Details” and Other Commandments for Mapping Out a Career in Product

Veteran product leader Jiaona Zhang shares her playbook for crafting a career in product. 

February 21st, 2023

The Startup’s Guide to Customer Advocacy: How to Get Closer to Your Champions

Asana’s former Head of Customer Advocacy shares her playbook

February 15th, 2023

X1's Path to Product-Market Fit — How the Consumer Credit Card Company Pulled off a Pandemic Pivot

First Round partner Todd Jackson interviews X1's founder & CEO Deepak Rao

February 14th, 2023

The Startup Founder’s Guide to Hiring a Data Scientist

A hiring framework from Notion’s growth data science lead

January 31st, 2023

Pull, Don’t Push: How to Drive Product Adoption by Becoming a Catalyst

Lessons for lowering barriers to change when building and selling products

January 25th, 2023

Retool’s Path to Product-Market Fit — Lessons for Getting to 100 Happy Customers, Faster

First Round partner Todd Jackson interviews Retool’s founder & CEO David Hsu.

January 19th, 2023

Labelbox's Brian Rieger & Manu Sharma on strengthening the co-founder relationship

Labelbox’s co-founders share the habits they’ve built to scale their co-founder relationship alongside their startup.

January 11th, 2023

Maven's Path to Product-Market Fit

First Round partner Todd Jackson interviews Maven’s founder & CEO Kate Ryder.

January 4th, 2023

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2022

The 10th 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.

December 20th, 2022

How to be an Exceptional Chief of Staff: Advice for Scaling Impact at Startups

How to build better systems, not just book more meetings. 

December 14th, 2022

From BigCo to Startup: 20 Tips for Evaluating Early-Stage Companies & Making the Leap

A crowdsourced guide for candidates interested in joining early-stage startups.

December 7th, 2022

Airtable's Path to Product-Market Fit

We're teaming up with First Round partner Todd Jackson to launch a new interview series featuring hard-won PMF lessons from dozens of founders.

December 1st, 2022

Investing in Internal Documentation: A Brick-by-Brick Guide for Startups

David Nunez shares his internal docs guide tailored for early startups.

November 17th, 2022

Annual Planning in Uncertain Times: Six Tactics for Your Company’s End-of-Year Exercise

We’ve combed the extensive Review archives for a timely roundup of the most unique advice for end-of-year strategic planning.

October 11th, 2022

Annie Duke — How to Become a Better Quitter

Annie Duke explores the psychology behind why it’s so hard to walk away and shares what founders can do to get a clearer picture of tough decisions.

September 27th, 2022

How Product Strategy Fails in the Real World—What to Avoid When Building Highly-Technical Products

Nate Stewart, CPO of Cockroach Labs, on when product strategy goes awry.

September 8th, 2022

Don't Let Growth Hurt Your Margins: A 4-Step Pricing Framework

Pricing pro Dee Sahni shares a highly customizable framework for tweaking your pricing model.

September 1st, 2022

The 5 Phases of Figma’s Community-Led Growth: From Stealth to Enterprise

Claire Butler, Figma’s first business hire, walks us through each step in the company’s community-building engine.

August 2nd, 2022

Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Retool Your Hiring Process and Get Creative

A step-by-step guide to streamlining and upgrading your interviews.