Scaling Your Team
Don’t assume that people who are really good at one thing are also good at something else. This is a mistake that a lot of startups make, in part because you develop a lot of faith in one another. But be careful: Each step in your company’s evolution requires different skills. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that your current team, no matter how great they are, can also do these new things.
Switching from Survival to “Thrival”
I spent the first two and a half years after founding Mobile Iron worrying about survival, scrutinizing every expense. Then I realized it was time to grow.
If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a "Professional" CEO
It's been a privilege for all of us at Sequoia to work with Reid for more than 10 years (LinkedIn had 23,000 users at the time we partnered with the company). Ever the thoughtful contrarian, here Reid broadens the definition of what it means to be a "founder/CEO" and explains when it makes sense to implant a professional CEO, as happened so successfully with Jeff Weiner at LinkedIn.