StartupDigest Reading List – January 27, 2012by StartupDigest on January 27, 2012
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What You Need to Read This Week
By Fred Wu
This really applies to any position you are hiring for. Make sure to be kind to new people meeting your company for the first time.
An inside look into what buyers are looking for.
Using Python’s date functions and can’t remember if uppercase AM/PM is %A or %p? Sure you could go look it up in the documents and scroll down the page until you find what you want. Or, you could go to strftime.org and get all the info you need on one, gorgeous, simple page.
By Nicholas Carlson
I hate how Business Insider sensationalizes titles but this is a good look at a great sign-up flow. I love how Pinterest keeps their entire process very personal.
By Patrick McKenzie
A 7,000 word essay on the idiosyncrasies of salary negotiation. The key point here is to stop feeling guilty about asking for market compensation.
by Brian Geffon
The tale of 7 failed products. The reoccurring themes: they didn’t build something people would actually pay for, didn’t learn from their users, and got straight-up beat down by the competition.
[Audio Only] Interview with Mark Zuckerberg
An interview with Mark Zuckerberg when Facebook had 5 million users, was only for college students, and they had just launched their photos application. It’s pretty amazing to hear Mark sound like many early-stage founders I meet now.
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