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  • Engineering EngineeringDaniel Pepper

  • Move Fast, Be Bold

    focus on the impact empower and trust done is better than perfect

  • You Are Not Your Code

    own impact, not code fail fast

  • Minimize Distractions

    who do you serve? avoid meetings

  • Questions?

    Daniel Pepper http://dpepper.net

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    TEAMS & ADVISORSBuilding culture through people | TheFamily Paris, 2016

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    30138.1

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    STARTUPS ARE HARD> PG: Its about being like a cockroach; survival.

    > Top reasons startups fail: resources & teams.

    > What is a company other than people?

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    punchda sample startup team

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    WHY STARTUP?

    2009 Job Market.

    EARLY PUNCHD

  • @niket We put those crummy buy-10-get-1-free cards on your smartphone.

    EARLY PUNCHD

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    500 STARTUPS DEMO DAY

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    FUNDRAISING

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    > Operating in 14 countries> Many users!> 1,000+ businesses> 6 people

    BUILDING A BUSINESS

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    ELITE TEAMSthey dont just change the world, they define it

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    WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

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    GOOGLE - 1997/8

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    ELITE TEAMS

    2012: 50% OF FIRST 20 PEOPLE STILL AT GOOGLE 15 YEARS LATER.

    USD $350,000,000,000.00+USD $0

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    FLIPKART

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    Flipkart in 2015

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    HRCULTURE

    DEV PROCESS

    HIRINGLONGER TERM STRATEGY / ALIGNMENT 75%

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    Product might be easier than product company.Hiring and developing elite product (and other functional) talent was the largest challenge faced.

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    What is a company but a group of people, anyway?

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    COMPANYCOFOUNDERS

    TEAMADVISORS

    MURKY BUT ESSENTIAL

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    COMPANYCOFOUNDERS

    TEAMADVISORS

    DEFINING YOUR NEEDS

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    COMPANYCOFOUNDERS

    TEAMADVISORS

    COFOUNDER(S)

    **Protect yourselves with vesting.

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    COMPANYCOFOUNDERS

    TEAMADVISORS

    TEAM

    APPSZOOM

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    COMPANYCOFOUNDERS

    TEAMADVISORS

    Advisors support you & your company to be successful. They serve as a non-partisan sounding board. Keep you emotionally stable. Help you with specific tasks & strategy:

    recruiting investment domain knowledge / experience (law, accounting) partnerships, deal-making, customer closing introductions

    WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?

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    THANK YOU

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    General Resources

    Peter Thiel's CS183 Notes

    Venture Hacks Archives

    Quora: Startup-recruiting

    Evaluating Objectives & Employees

    OKR Template

    Quora: OKRs

    Finding Talent / Recruiting

    AngelList People (Find startup-like people)

    LinkedIn (Research people!)

    Job Templates on Hacker News

    Startup Salaries

    More Startup Salaries

    Cofounders

    PG: Having a cofounder is important.

    Seth on Finding Cofounders

    Investor / Advisor Relations

    Company Update Template

    Startup Tools by Niket

    Good Books on Culture

    Work Rules by Lazlo Bock

    Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

    RESOURCES

    http://www.alivendead.com/?p=4045http://www.alivendead.com/?p=4045http://venturehacks.com/archiveshttp://venturehacks.com/archiveshttp://www.quora.com/Startup-Recruitinghttp://www.quora.com/Startup-Recruitinghttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1OHpQOvZz76_10ebJP2AKvvXUF3H9yd6FC89F5jS4mks/edit#heading=h.2ty5ggxhsi8fhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1OHpQOvZz76_10ebJP2AKvvXUF3H9yd6FC89F5jS4mks/edit#heading=h.2ty5ggxhsi8fhttp://www.quora.com/OKRs-Objectives-and-Key-Resultshttp://www.quora.com/OKRs-Objectives-and-Key-Resultshttps://angel.co/peoplehttps://angel.co/peoplehttp://linkedin.comhttp://linkedin.comhttps://news.ycombinator.com/jobshttps://news.ycombinator.com/jobshttps://blog.wealthfront.com/startup-employee-equity-compensation/https://blog.wealthfront.com/startup-employee-equity-compensation/https://angel.co/salarieshttps://angel.co/salarieshttp://www.paulgraham.com/notnot.htmlhttp://www.paulgraham.com/notnot.htmlhttp://techcrunch.com/2009/10/11/finding-your-co-founders/http://techcrunch.com/2009/10/11/finding-your-co-founders/https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t2Vcs35eZBmuNYU3iYr7yypX6uiKvC37bTT3K2Z8bdQ/edit#heading=h.2ty5ggxhsi8fhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1t2Vcs35eZBmuNYU3iYr7yypX6uiKvC37bTT3K2Z8bdQ/edit#heading=h.2ty5ggxhsi8fhttp://daftbanter.comhttp://daftbanter.comhttps://www.amazon.fr/Work-Rules-Insights-Inside-Transform/dp/1455554790https://www.amazon.fr/Work-Rules-Insights-Inside-Transform/dp/1455554790http://deliveringhappiness.com/http://deliveringhappiness.com/https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756