The key to manage your time and maintain positive and resilient relationships with your co-workers lies in communicating preemptively, setting expectations and norms, making people part of the process, and finding structured and creative ways to problem solve together.
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund. Here’s is personal insight on how to grow a business from $1 Million to $100 Million.
1 Min video, published by Gary Vaynerchuk
When we spend our energy frantically chasing productivity, we refuse to take real breaks. Truth is, there will always be an endless list of chores to complete and work to do, and a culture of relentless productivity tells us to get to it right away and feel terribly guilty about any time wasted. But another view is that a life spent dutifully responding to emails is a dull one indeed. And “wasted” time is, in fact, highly fulfilling and necessary.
Written by Olivia Goldhill, published by QUARTZ
It’s hard to hire your first employee, it’s hard to hire your 50th employee, and it’s still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you’ve read anything about hiring best practices, you’ve probably read about hiring for culture fit. This isn’t an article about convincing you to hire on the basis of culture fit. This is an article on how to actually do that.
Written by David Walker, published on Inc.
What has enabled companies such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, and Google to achieve global market dominance in just a few years? Some people attribute the successes to strong, visionary leaders with an almost dictatorial approach to the topics they find important, such as design, strategy, or experimentation. Others claim that it is their creative, self-organized, and self-managed teams that build the most successful products. In this post Jurgen Appelo describes why he believes it’s a dynamic mix of both.
Written by Jurgen Appelo, Author of Management 3.0
Tim Leberecht the author of the book “The Business Romantic” argues for designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In this talk he proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations and leading with beauty.
Watch 12 Video by Tim Leberecht, published by TED
Dedicated, diligent employees are essential for any workplace, but often the working culture of companies asks for more — boards and management want the employees to become workaholic, singularly obsessed with achieving the company’s mission. Recently, Blake Robbins, an associate at the venture capital firm Ludlow, gave voice to such experiences, daring to challenge the culture of workaholism that pervades the startup world. His tweet unleashed a hot discussion on the web.
Written by Rebecca Ruiz, published by Mashable
For startups, so the mantra: team matters. Is this philosophy exaggerated? Overrated? Cliché? According to successful entrepreneur and VC at GRP Partners Mark Suster the answer is a clear no. Team is the only thing that matters. In this post he outlines his thinking and tips around hiring and recruiting the great talent.
Written by Mark Suster, published on TechCrunch
Effective and efficient decision making is crucial for business performance. The common approaches of either top-down, authoritarian decision making or decision making based on consensus often don’t function as an ideal practice for fast moving and rapidly changing organizations. But there is an alternative. More and more organizations experiment and establish methods of decision making where authority is distributed to higher degree throughout a team or organization. It is often referred to as the advice process.
Written and published by Corporate Rebels
This article talks about the reasons why a strong culture—whether it’s depressing and gloomy or happy and uplifting—is better than no culture at all and why hard-driving management with high expectations can be better for a growing business than a loosely defined set of values.