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Renowned couples therapist Esther Perel now has her sights trained on helping a different kind of pair: co-founders in the startup world. Here, she reveals her playbook for resolving recurring conflicts and communication failures between co-founders by sharing her favorite techniques for getting to the root of disagreements and tactics for navigating fights in the heat of the moment.

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Powerful “aha” mentorship moments can change the course of careers. But while every mentor has experience and wisdom in spades, it’s not always immediately clear how to most effectively share it. Here, mentors from First Round's Fast Track mentorship program share their best tips for helping mentees level up.

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Storytelling isn’t just the domain of marketers or PR — the ability to tell stories supercharges every part of company-building and leadership. We sifted through wisdom from founders and experts to gather the Review's six best tactics on telling stories that inform, persuade and inspire.

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Product builders should aim for lovable, not just viable. Jiaona Zhang (product leader at Dropbox, Airbnb, WeWork and lecturer at Stanford) shares her tactics for building MLPs that win users' hearts.

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Sales managers have an unprecedented opportunity to lean into the numbers and level up as coaches — but in Karen Rhorer's experience, most are leaving this potential untapped. The startup sales veteran shows how founders and managers can incorporate data into 1:1s, performance conversations and goal-setting to make sales teams stronger.

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Today we're releasing our first-ever book, rounding up the best management advice we've shared over the years.

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Gloria Lin opens up about her pre-founder journey, from founder dating and early conversations to how she prototyped with potential partners to narrow in on a specific idea. Her playbook is one of the most detailed and intentional processes we’ve ever seen — and the set of 50 questions she used to probe compatibility is an essential tool for any entrepreneur looking to team up on a startup idea.

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Poor planning can spell disaster for companies and sow distrust among teams. Drawing from their careers at Eventbrite and Airbnb, Lenny Rachitsky and Nels Gilbreth break down their "W Framework" to help startup leaders develop plans, earn alignment and execute effective planning cycles every time.

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Sally Carson joined Duo as its first product design leader, just as the security startup was ratcheting into hypergrowth. Carson shares her roadmap for scaling the product design function, from advocating for design in an engineering-centric org, to setting up her team for success during rapid growth.

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Given the high-stakes nature of every hire, interviewing chops are always in need of sharpening. We’ve spent the past few months reaching out to some of the most thoughtful company builders in our network to pose a simple question: What’s your favorite interview question to ask and why? Here are their answers.

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Networking isn't a race to rack up contacts — it's a practice of cultivating authentic connections over time. We've rounded up six tactics from the most well-connected people in the business on cutting past the small talk, nailing the follow-up and investing in relationships that thrive.

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Bailey Richardson (an early Instagram hire and current partner at People & Company) has studied ordinary people who started extraordinary communities. Here, she shares the nuts and bolts of how startups should approach community building, highlighting eight valuable lessons on how the best communities start, gain steam, and evolve as scale takes hold.

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Even the smallest startups have a lot to gain from getting internal comms right. We've rounded up the Review's six most effective tactics for crafting crystal-clear messaging and facilitating feedback from your most important audience.

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NerdWallet co-founder and CEO Tim Chen reflects on the arc of his journey as founder after more than a decade of company building. He shares the six mindset shifts he needed to make to transition from entrepreneur to executive as his startup scaled, weaving together a collection of lessons that will be invaluable for any founder finding themselves at this very same crossroads.

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