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June 6th, 2019
Founders
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Managing Your Board
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Lessons for Founders
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Company Culture
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Managing Your Board

Russell Benaroya of Stride Services and our CEO, Mike Preuss, explain why sharing a variance report is vital to fueling meaningful conversation and decision-making with your board.

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Brad Feld, Founder of Foundry Group, offers a new idea he recently saw in a board meeting: "What are we trying to get out of this section" slides introduced throughout a board deck. 

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Mark Suster, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures, discusses the importance of properly preparing to make sure your next board meeting goes off without a hitch.

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Lessons for Founders

Babak Nivi, Co-founder of AngelList, lays out 15 tips for entrepreneurs trying to model great business writers: Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, etc.  

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Andrew Chen, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, studies the math behind venture capital and how venture returns are distributed throughout different portfolios. 

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David Cohen, Co-founder of Techstars, explains why founders should never ask an investor to "lead their round."

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Company Culture

Fred Wilson, Founder of Union Square Ventures, shares a slide deck that shows the importance of trust when it comes to building a strong brand. 

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Courtney Seiter, Director of People at Buffer, explains how and why Buffer has implemented sabbaticals for longer-tenured employees. 

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David Cancel, Founder of Drift, shares how leaders can use meritocracy to create a culture that will help employees thrive and stick around.

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