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Is Disorganization Hurting Your Startup?

Startups are somewhat paradoxical in nature. We have the power to develop powerful, revolutionary ideas and products, but we often do so in a state of creative chaos. And while many are breaking the mold with these ideas, disorganization can have dire consequences for a company. A single disorganized, mid-level employee can cost their company over $10,000 in lost productivity annually.

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A Creative Mess: How To Get Your Business Organized

Startups are somewhat paradoxical in nature. We have the power to develop powerful, revolutionary ideas and products, but we often do so in a state of creative chaos. And while many are breaking the mold with these ideas, disorganization can have dire consequences for a company. A single disorganized, mid-level employee can cost their company over $10,000 in lost productivity annually.

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"The market doesn't care about your vision" - Qasar Younis, COO of Y Combinator, On Entrepreneurship

Qasar Younis was interviewed at Startup Grind Sacramento and shared how he has climbed the entrepreneurial ladder. He is the CEO of Y Combinator (YC), an organization that provides seed funding for startups while linking them with potential investors and acquirers. Younis reached success through Talkbin that was originally backed by YC before being acquired by Google, ten months later. He then became Google's product lead for business-facing product and has assisted dozens of entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a reality via YC.

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Marc Andreessen & Clayton Christensen: "Venture capital is abundant, opportunity is scarce"

Years after Clayton Christensen flipped Marc Andreessen’s world upside down, the two finally sat down for a conversation in Silicon Valley. Andreessen was taught the algebra of business: “If big companies are well run, startups can’t take them out.” You must wait until a company is poorly run to attack. Christensen, with the publishing of bestseller Innovator’s Dilemma, taught the world “the calculus of business,” Andreessen complimented: “for my generation… flipped [the algebra of business] on its head.”

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Brogrammers Disrupted: How Silicon Valley Could Become More Inclusive

The impact of technology on mainstream society has grown beyond measure. From the dawn of the Gig Economy to the ubiquity of smartphones, the way we live our lives has fundamentally changed over the last few years.

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