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Winning the hiring wars; Build first, strategize second; Three either/or career defaults
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Hi, welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 237th edition of Femstreet. If you enjoy this issue full of goodies, please share it with your friends and like it above.
European banks outpace the US on diversity in the boardroom. Swipe left: Tinder’s first female CEO, Renate Nyborg, left after less than a year. It’s time to BeReal. What will drive crypto adoption in next cycle? Women CEOs lead 24 companies on the Global 500, a mere 4.8% of the world’s largest businesses. The rise of the career-lifestyle creators. Web3 marketing musings.The story of how globetrotting tech star Ankiti Bose built and lost one of Asia’s most vaunted startups. The consumer correction: A July jump.
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From builders and investors in our universe…
Build first, strategize second
As a founder or builder in web3, what do you need to know about integrating community into your project? And what does this look like in a decentralized way? Bethany Crystal on what we can learn from decentralized community building, including an analysis of several well-known projects in web3, such as PartyBid, Creator Cabins, Index Coop, Nouns, and Mirror…Read more.
When you’re trying to balance the hiring opinions of so many different interviewers, you don’t always wind up with the best candidate. You end up hiring the candidate that skates through by getting a more neutral opinion from most interviewers.
Unconventional ideas for revamping your hiring process
Given the turbulent economic climate, you’re likely not hiring at a breakneck pace. Great time to take a step back and get thoughtful about each step in your interview loop. Amber Madison of Peoplism on creative solutions that will have you rethink the way hiring has always been done…Read more.
Building products with people at the centre
The best technology products are those that emulate human nature, rather than try to change it. Being design-first has also become the primary differentiator of enterprise software developed in highly competitive categories like productivity tools, fintech, and commerce infrastructure. Maya Frei of Greylock shares the fundamentals of a design-first approach to building product for different categories…Read more.
Meaningful careers and three either/or defaults
Planning your next career step? Career advice is usually about the advice giver more so than the advice asker. So you better know your biases as you work through a decision. Ellen Chisa of Boldstart came up with three "defaults" for how most people assess opportunities and that you may want to consider…Read more.
Building defensibility through hiring
Recruiting is far from straightforward when building a company. It’s easy to fall into the trap of dragging your feet when hiring or, at the other extreme, leaping into a poor decision. The most successful founders spend at least half their time, if not more, obsessing over talent. Nikita Andersson of Hummingbird Ventures on how to build defensibility through hiring…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London