Our experience isn’t unique: most founders start off with a product idea meant to address a specific problem for a specific group. These initial customers are important, but they alone won’t sustain long-term growth. This week on Zero to IPO , we spoke with Stewart Butterfield, the founder and CEO of Slack , and Frederick Hutson, the founder and CEO of Pigeonly , about why you need to expand into new markets if you want to play the long game. … [Read more...] about The most important startup rule: Play the long game
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Chicago will continue to work separately on combating the virus and reopening the city in the short term. But Mayekar says this long-term vision is vital and could prove a good model for cities nationwide. He’ll be presenting the report next week to mayors across the country and hopes they’ll bring some of Chicago’s initiatives back to their hometowns. That local effort could be especially important now, he says, due to the “pretty significant leadership void and vacuum on the federal level.” … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
Adjust to culture add vs. culture fit Many companies are evolving to focus on a culture add versus a culture fit. Instead of seeking people who “fit right in” with everyone else, look at what perspective gaps are missing and who adds this much-needed value to the team. When companies are restricted to a location, trying to get people to relocate or find the best culture adds can be difficult. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?
In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19, a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Pune, neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad and a few other parts of thedistrict starting July 13, a senior official said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus outbreak: Pune to be under 10-day complete lockdown from July 13