Any suggestions (or books or articles) around taking startups from smaller (50-100) to the 300-500 range? Would love to read more about challenges that usually come up at this stage and how people navigate them. I just joined a series C and want to be prepared to navigate things.
How to ask a startup to share their books with you. Being courted for Manager of S&O role, but don't want to be walking into a sinking ship.
As a new product manager what books should I be reading? I’ve already read Inspired but looking or more. For context, I’ve joined a series A start up and as expected there’s a lot to do and it’s very fluid. I want to be able to help the head of product as much as possible as well as provide some structure to how we work.
I am an aspiring entrepreneur and want to start a business in future for sure. I have a few ideas but nothing concrete, or close to being a start up yet. I work in tech, but a generalist - have done sales, delivery operations etc. trying to get experience in as many areas as possible before I go on my own. I dnt know where to start the journey. Are their any books or other material I can read/reference to think and plan about my entrepreneurship journey. I m in mid 40s based in t2 city US east.
Looking for recommendations to generally upskill my Strategy work (or learn from scratch) — be it courses, classes, books, podcasts, people to follow.
For context, I’m a freelance Social Media Manager/Strategist and I came into Ad world via Startups. Throwing myself into learning on the job with more Strategy gigs - but I still don’t feel like I quite know the lingo or best practices or theories.
Who here has successfully built a side hustle or startup? Who here is successfully creating additional income? Does anyone have resources [books, podcasts, anything] that have helped them?
Hi, i will be joining a startup soon to work as a product manager. What are some good books/materials/courses I can read in the meantime to prepare myself better for the job?
Considering an exit to a startup that just completed a solid series B. They’re willing to provide competitive comp package and surprised how large the base is for a startup. Has me concerned about being on the high end and being the first person that comes to mind when it’s time to pinch a few pennies or clean up the books ahead of future rounds/IPO. Valid concern or am I overthinking it?
Can anyone pls recommend a resource to learn Agile / scrum in the shortest way possible? Books or online class? Just joined a startup and want to brush up on my skills. Thanks!
I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management.
Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(
New to startup ecosystem. What are some resources, books, podcasts that help you along the way? Are there any communities you interact with regularly on Reddit/discord/meetup?
Book recommendations: Hi 🐠, can you all recommend a few books that can help me learn a little about the following topics?
- How to go about ideating a new line of service or product? (Understanding market needs and viability of the product, designing/scoping the product, etc)
- How to define a business case for funding an idea?
- How to launch a product and/or a startup?
Starting a Strategy role and would like to use the down time to prepare. Open to other books on strategy concepts as well :)
Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?
Anyone else a bit of a sucker for start up books? What's your favourites?
Mine (so far!) are The Lean Startup, The Art of the Start 2.0, and Start with Why.
Can I open a sole proprietorship doing the books/taxes for my buddy's startup while working at the big four?
My background is in tech transactional. I joined a cybersecurity SaaS startup at the end of last year and now also handle more generalist matters in addition to all things commercial-related. I have a number of books on contracts that I’ve found super helpful over the years (The Tech Contracts Handbook, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Sign Here, etc.). Can anyone recommend books they’ve found helpful for L&E matters, privacy matters, product matters, or marketing/advertising matters?
I’m looking for some new things to read or listen to — doesn’t need to be ad-related. Books, podcasts, whaddya got?
I’m not really into fiction, but open to anything. Last books I enjoyed were Junior and Moonwalking with Einstein, last podcast I binged was Startup (Gimlet).
I know my client needs an Accounting Manager. I know this because they’re startup med device company that has their books in complete shambles. The current accounting team isn’t very strong. How do I let the client know that I would be interested in joining them? They’re not actively recruiting for any position but I know they’d benefit from it. Serious responses only :)
Any recs for insightful and well written books on entrepreneurship? Friend is trying to launch his own startup so I’m thinking of sending him a relevant book as part of a thank you gift
Any moms here go part time for a few years when you had babies/toddlers at home? If so, better to go hourly? Also did it affect your career in the long run?
How we can change location in SAP Labs?
Is it possible or we have to change team also?
Coming up on my annual review and I'm curious about salary ranges for those who work with 401(k)+ plans. I'm a CPFA, series 65, and previously held 6&63. I advise plans on investment selection, plan design, IPS creation, and meet with participants individually as well.
Need your opinion for the scenario below :
I want to go abroad(UK/Ireland) for Higher Studies (Msc in Data Analytics). Most of the good universities offer this 1 year program.
How much will this make sense at this point of career.
YOE- 3 years.
Currently working as Cloud Consultant at Oracle.
Hi folks, when you check the perm processing times on DOL, do you check the perm processing number of days by month or the Analyst/Audit review section below? Which is the applicable one?
I've my eb3 priority date of April'19. In how many years could I possibly expect to get my GC realistically?
Physical book recommendations?
Looking for topics on Python, ML, DS, etc. Any interesting must reads in the field?
Looking heavy to up-skill and get more technical! The journey begins now.
Yay! Another running group!! Hi!
First time cooking steak. Yay or nay!
My 2 year old has started working up at 4/4:30am and can't go back to sleep, throwing our whole schedule out of whack. Any advice? He used to sleep until 5:30/6. He's on a floorbed so he can wonder out of his room, can't just ignore!
Would like to know if Atos couriers the asset (Laptop) home or does it ask the employes to straight away start working from office and take the asset there and then ?
I joined ATOS a few days back and my asset request hasnt been raised yet
Hi all. I recently moved to Vancouver. I have a background in marketing/communications. My highest level of education is a master's which I received in marketing and management. I have over 3 years experience.
I have been looking online and not sure what I should expect salary wise? I haven't submitted my resume or anything yet anywhere, but I'm just curious what I should expect. Thanks in advance!
Newbie to investing...perhaps a dumb question but anyone know if there is a prevailing school of thought re: investing frequency? Want to stay mostly passive (ie 1-2 index funds)
Hey pharm fishies: I’m a NYC CD making very low 200s at a big agency. Am I in the ballpark of what other NYC pharma CDs make? Thanks for any hints into your salaries.
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Anyone here with experience at Newell Brands? Would like to learn more about the culture. Thanks!
Have a call with SquareSpace for a Commercial Intelligence role and feel severely under-qualified lol. Anyone have tips or insights on the company / role / interview process?
Anyone familiar with SonderMind?
Anyone ever take a pay cut to get out of consulting? I hate it here, and miss general IT work/engineering work that I used to do.
Got an offer but I would be going from 110k, to 85k…
What types of roles should I be recruiting for? I’m less interested in heavy data analytics and more so on the strategy side of things (i.e. fluffy BS)
Am I crazy? I had 7 years of strategy consulting (Monitor Deloitte) in my home country. Immigrated to new country 3 years ago. Started with grad school. Took a “tech strategy” job at ACN in the new country after school (At ACN, tech strat has same pay band with biz strat). Now, everywhere I’m interviewing, people keep saying i’m not an ‘actual’ strategist. Like, wtf? Tech strat is only a very small fraction of my career. How do I tell my story so that people don’t discount my foreign experience?
Accepted into b school while simultaneously interviewing for other companies. Is it bad form to renege on b school if I receive an offer?
Really want to exit consulting, but all I have experience in is making PowerPoint slides for our cloud practice…
Where should I look to apply? I don’t actually have any tech skills (besides the aws ccp) but I really want to leave consulting for something with better wlb.
What do you even say when you cold email hiring managers on LinkedIn? I’m expressing interest + asking if they’re open to informational interviews / answering some questions. But if anyone else has any tricks that have successfully worked, please let me know.
Had a 4th interview Friday with a ~300 person start up that I thought went well (along with all of the interviews). Haven’t heard anything since so have been anxious, just saw on LinkedIn that today a new VP of the department I’m interviewing for was hired/started. Thinking they’ll want me to meet him and that’s why they hadn’t reached out until he officially started. Does that make sense or am I just over thinking it?😣
Forgot to send interview thank you email. It was on Tuesday. Should I still send, better late than never? Definitely overthinking it 🤦♂️
I have been in Altanta all my life and want to move to SF/NY/LA or any other major happening cities. I make around 200K TC. How much TC should I be looking for in these cities to adjust for cost of living?
I can’t help but feel like starting one’s own business is the ultimate endgame…
Do people really want to work for someone else forever? I can understand working for big corporations to get some experience early on, but why do it long term?
Other than learning Python/sql/cloud/data viz/AI/ML, what other skills are useful to increase your market value?
Anyone know what the Capital One cooldown period is? I’ve finally regained my ability to casr and would like another crack
I just got an offer for a senior software developer role at $150k starting. It is a small start up with 28 people in the team and AI driven. My recent salary was $118 so it is quite a jump for me and I really liked the VP I spoke to. Very somber and smart guy.
However, I have several other interviews coming up ranging from big corporate to app companies. Shall I decline the current offer to explore more or accept it but push my start day to later so I could stillbdo the other interviews?
I want to work in market strategy and tactical company Brand/Product development. Currently consulting with a focus on digital transformation projects. Think there is a path forward to my goals?
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