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High Growth Handbook - Reader Meetup

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Join other engineering leaders and managers in discussing the most impactful books in our profession. Through our small-format book readings (limited to 8 people), each of us will have an opportunity to introduce ourselves and have a tangible impact in the conversation.

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Schedule:

  • 7:00pm - Introductions
  • 7:15pm - Background on the Book & Author
  • 7:20pm - Round-robin reflections on each chapter.
  • 8:00pm - Open forum
  • 8:30pm - Adjournment

Get the most of the meeting by bringing the most...read the book in its entirety!

About the Book: High Growth Handbook is the playbook for turning a startup into a unicorn and navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups. It covers key topics like the role of the CEO, managing the board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs and late-stage funding rounds, and is interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the most influential leaders in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), and Aaron Levie (Box).

About the Author: Elad Gil is an entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as Airbnb, Coinbase, Checkr, Gusto, Instacart, OpenDoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe, Wish, and others. He is cofounder and chairman at Color Genomics. Previously, he was the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter, where he also ran various product (Geo, Search) and other operational teams (M&A and Corporate Development). Elad joined Twitter via the acquisition of MixerLabs, a company where he was co-founder and CEO. MixerLabs ran GeoAPI, one of the early developer-centric platform infrastructure products. Elad spent many years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was involved in all aspects of getting that team up and running. He was involved with three acquisitions (including the Android team) and was the original product manager for Google Mobile Maps and other key mobile products. Prior to Google, Elad had product management and market-seeding roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies. He also worked at McKinsey & Co. Elad received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has degrees in Mathematics and Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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