Episode 2 of Startup Stories takes us inside the building of a great team. Tips, insight and advice from Warby Parker, Food52, Proclivity Media, OKCupid, Birchbox, SideTour, Union Square Ventures, Tumblr, betaworks and bitly.
Kevin sits down with Jeff Smith, the co-founder and CEO of Smule, Inc. for a conversation about the creative process behind Smule’s applications, what it takes to develop for the iOS platform, and the importance of culture in start-up companies. Smule Inc, is the creator of some of the most popular iPhone & iPad apps, [...]
Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid, describes the ideal roles that need to be filled in a startup and how to divide founder equity and options
Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid, describes the ideal roles that need to be filled in a startup, how to divide founder equity and options across your company, and how hiring and firing based on values is key.
Tony Hsieh, the visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success
Tony Hsieh visits Google in Mountain View to talk about his new book – Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. The visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success. Pay new employees $2000 to quit. Make customer service the entire company, not just a [...]
Tammy Sturge on the basics of HR policies and practices in an entrepreneurial context. Topics covered in this lecture include: – Managing and paying people – Hiring practices – Compensation policies – Performance appraisals – Firing practices – Policy development – Related legislation
Ben is the CEO and co-founder of MailChimp, one of the most successful e-mail marketing companies around, with over 1.2 million users. They were recently featured in “Fast Company” for their non-traditional corporate culture and creative environment. In this Creative Mornings presentation, Ben talks about the history of the company and what he does as a manager to cultivate such a creative culture. You DON’T want to miss this!
Necessity-driven versus mission-driven entrepreneurship.
Chairman Premji on fostering a culture of risk-taking. October 27, 2006.