Lecture 14 – How to Operate (Keith Rabois)

What should the CEO be doing on a day to day basis? How do you make sure the company is moving in the right direction? Keith Rabois, Partner at Khosla Ventures and former COO of Square, tackles the nitty gritty – How to Operate – in Lecture 14 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 13 – How to be a Great Founder (Reid Hoffman)

So you’ve learned how to get started, how to raise money, how to build products, and how to grow. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Ventures, addresses many of the questions and confusions that might be cropping up – How to be a Great Founder.

Lecture 12 – Building for the Enterprise (Aaron Levie)

Aaron Levie – enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. Today he’ll convince you to Build for the Enterprise in Lecture 12 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 11 – Hiring and Culture, Part 2 (Patrick and John Collison, Ben Silbermann)

John Collison, and Patrick Collison, founders of Stripe, and Ben Silberman, founder of Pinterest, round out the 11th lecture of How to Start a Startup, talking about Hiring and Culture, part 2.

Lecture 10 – Culture (Brian Chesky, Alfred Lin)

Brian Chesky, Founder of Airbnb, and Alfred Lin, Former COO of Zappos and Partner at Sequoia Capital, talk Culture in lecture 10 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 9 – How to Raise Money (Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Parker Conrad)

Marc Andreessen, Founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits, take Q&A on the topic of How to Raise Money, in lecture 9 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 8 – How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don’t Scale, Press

Lecture 8 features 3 speakers: Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started. Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don’t Scale.

Lecture 7 – How to Build Products Users Love (Kevin Hale)

Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, discussed How to Build Products Users Love, in lecture 7 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 6 – Growth (Alex Schultz)

Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, covers Growth, in lecture 6 of How to Start a Startup.

View the readings Alex refers to, and a transcript, at http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec06/

Lecture 5 – Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)

Peter Thiel explains why “Competition is For Losers”.

See the slides, readings, and more, at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec05­/

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