How PowerToFly is Designing the Future of Work

In Katharine Zaleski’s letter ‘I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with’ - Fortune magazine’s most popular article of 2015 - she describes the traditional workplace as “death by a thousand cuts for mothers;” Detailing the harsh challenges women face scaling their careers once they have children.

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How to Ignite Your Team's Superpowers

As the dire need for diversity pulsates through the startup community, HoneyBook is among the rare companies comprised of 60% women. When I acknowledged Shadiah Sigala and Oz Alon's, two of the company’s founders, proactive approach to company building, they surprised me by redefining diversity.

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Maintain Your Company's Pulse: Four Processes to Streamline Scaling

When the founders of Hotwire reflect on launching one of the first online travel websites in 2000 they describe the early days as “complete and utter chaos. We raised $75 million, hired 100 people and grew as quickly as we could,” Gregg Brockway, the company’s former Chief Product Officer, said. Hotwire was acquired by Expedia in 2003, where Gregg and his co-founders Eric Grosse, Karl Peterson, and Spencer Rascoff remained to lead the team.

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Why Focusing on Process Over Outcome Predicates Startup Success

Since launching in 2009, SmartyPants Vitamins has created five, first of their kind all-in-one gummy vitamins, secured distribution with thousands of national retailers, and provided 1.6 million vitamin grants for children through their partnership with Vitamin Angels. Despite charting a new path for the broken vitamins industry, SmartyPants Co-founder, and Co-CEO Courtney Nichols Gould is less focused on the company’s outcomes than she is the team that’s making them happen.

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How Grovo Scaled Their Engineering Team From 8 to 30 People in Under a Year

There is a critical shift for every team when they transition from functioning like a family to operating like an organization. The turning point is a make it or break it for startups; Either you scale the mountain, or you crumble trying. Nick Narodny recently experienced this undercurrent at his company Grovo where he grew the five-year-old startup’s engineering team from eight to 30 individuals in 2015.

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The Team Powering Klarna's American Charge

In a recent interview with Grovo Founder and CEO Jeff Fernandez, he exposed me to the “critical step, that starts and doesn’t stop, of recruiting, motivating, and retaining your executive team.” After having an in-depth conversation with Jeff, I was eager to learn how other organizations approach developing their senior team members.

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How to Navigate Hyper-Growth as a Founder

The last Spartan Race Jeff Wald participated in included two barbed wire crawls. Despite snow still being on the ground, the obstacles are mandatory to complete. The slopes take no prisoners. “It’s a quarter of a mile. Specifically done in an area that’s covered in gravel,” he explained.

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