Does unconscious bias affect the language we use when talking about startups and founders? This week on BroadMic Bonus Cuts, listen to Heidi Messer & Susan Lyne about…
- Their fascinating (and different!) takes on Reid Hoffman’s quote about what he looks for in an entrepreneur: “I look to see if someone has a marine strategy, for taking the beach; an army strategy, for taking the country; and a police strategy, for governing the country afterward.”
- Their practical tips and inside info on what they look for in an entrepreneur’s pitch deck
- Susan Lyne’s view on the critical difference between thought leaders and influencers.
Tomorrow’s Advance Man by Tad Friend, The New Yorker
Quantifying Silicon Valley’s Diversity Issue by Jessi Hempel, Wired
These 10 Male Executives Are Committing to Reach Gender Parity in 5 Years by Valentina Zarya, Fortune
Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies by Hans Tung, TechCrunch
Lessons From The Early Pitch Decks Of Airbnb, BuzzFeed, And YouTube by Linda Dishman, Fast Company
Marc Andreessen: How to address diversity in tech, Fortune video
The Network Man: Reid Hoffman’s big idea by Nicholas Leman, The New Yorker
Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them by Kim-Mai Cutler, TechCrunch
8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck by Scott Gerber, TNW
Positioning Your Startup is Vital — Here’s How to Nail It by Arielle Jackson, First Round Review
How to Write a Great Business Plan: Competitive Analysis by Jeff Haden, Inc.
The Official Definitions of Seed, Series A, and Series B Rounds by Jason Calacanis
Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.