As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform. But despite the obvious success of her approach to not only engineering but management, her experience in the tech industry wasn't without its extreme difficulties.
Regardless of how trained and focused your people are, when the projects you work on vary in complexity and time finding a single project management solution that works for all is impossible. This is the truth I have discovered after my first three months at Artefact, where the range of development projects varies widely – …
There’s a feeling in Silicon Valley that the latest breed of big startups—companies like Uber, Dropbox and Airbnb—are “all grown up,” meaning they’ve had their run up in valuations and investors seeking big returns must look elsewhere. But there’s also a feeling that the next big wave is proving hard to spot. There’ s a key lesson investors can learn from the rise of the sharing economy to better predict the next cohort of $10 billion-plus startups
Rough patches early on can help young startups build toughness for the long fight ahead.It is easy to overlook in light of today’s IPO, but Lending Club almost joined the legion of early stage companies that get off to a promising start, but run into insurmountable roadblocks and fail. In Lending Club’s case, the challenges weren’t the typical start-up problems of finding product/market fit or fighting off well-heeled competitors. They were even tougher: a six month negotiation with the federal
The question of the evening was: "Can tech bring equality and peace?" Given the high profiles of the group assembled to entertain an answer, you could almost be forgiven for thinking they were going to come up with a definitive yes-or-no.