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Founders tips - Issue #90

Hello, A focus this week on company culture, with Matthew Prince of Cloudflare on the Dangers of Fas
Founders tips - Issue #90
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Hello,

A focus this week on company culture, with Matthew Prince of Cloudflare on the Dangers of Fast Growth and Katie Burke, Chief People Officer at HubSpot with How to create a culture that people love
The more you grow and add more employees, the more a strong company culture is crucial.

And in sync with the company culture and your employer reputation, a thread from Jennifer Kim about talent scarcity in the valley, something we will soon face in Europe

On the operation front a series of the great articles: from Louis Coppey about viral growth in SaaS, From Fred Destin about fundraising and from Elvis Pranskevichus about “Why create a new query language?”and What’s wrong with SQL?”
Enjoy the read, enjoy your week.

Founder's read
Matthew Prince of Cloudflare on the Dangers of Fast Growth - The New York Times
Talent management
How to create a culture that people love | Human Resources Online
Sales / Marketing
5 Ways to Better Motivate Your Salesteam | SaaStr
Product
Understanding viral growth in SaaS – Point Nine Land – Medium
Improve your tech skills
We Can Do Better Than SQL
Understand better VCs
How to fundraise like a BOSS – Fred Destin – Medium
Tweet of the week
Jennifer Kim
Comments that illustrate the current state of SV tech recruiting, a thread:

1) CEO of a startup: “I just lost one of my best engineers to [AppAmaGooBookSoft]. Their *signing bonus* was almost the entire annual salary I was paying them. How am I supposed to compete with that?”
6:45 PM - 7 May 2019
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