Andrea Lai

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This 23-person startup raised $10 million using these 21 slides

Front is a three-year-old startup that makes an app designed to help manage your team inboxes. It lets you handle messages from alias emails, Twitter …

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

It is 9:00AM in our New York City office, and one of us (Jordan) stops by the fifth-floor kitchen to pick up a free piece of fruit — a healthy perk that Weight Watchers offers its employees. When he arrives, he faces a familiar sight: the bananas are already gone and only the oranges remain. When …

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Trasporto pubblico la svolta eco sharing di Torino

Torino verso una nuova mobilità sostenibile. Il capoluogo piemontese testerà - insieme con Berlino, Manchester e Göteborg - un servizio MaaS …

How Tribalism Hurts Companies, and What to Do About It

A strange thing happens just before mile marker three in the London Marathon. With approximately 40,000 runners participating in one of the world’s largest charity fundraising events, crowd control necessitates that there be three different starting points. Just before the three-mile marker, these …

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. Companies like ANZ, the Australian-based banking giant, have made explicit commitments to adopt …

Does Your Company Know What to Do with All Its Data?

There are many ways to put data to work, and companies, and especially their leaders, are advised to explore as many of them as they can. Each presents distinct opportunities for profit and competitive advantage, from product improvements to new revenue streams to possible industry game changers. …

Is There a Platform in Your Product?

Five of the 10 most valuable companies in the world today—Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft—derive much of their worth from their multisided platforms (MSPs), which facilitate interactions or transactions between parties. Many MSPs are more valuable than companies in the same …

10 Lessons I Learned From YCombinator’s Startup School

I recently completed the first online version of <b>Startup School</b> through the heralded <b>YCombinator</b>(YC). I can honestly say I loved every minute of it.<p>The …

Il futuro dell’auto

C i sono notizie che hanno il suono del futuro che bussa alla porta. Quando ai primi di aprile il valore azionario di Tesla – l’azienda fondata da …