The Startup Weekly: #42

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Subtle Mid-Stage Startup Pitfalls

A lot has been written about the dangers that early-stage startups face. But startups face a different and equally lethal set of dangers in the mid-stage–the stage after the company has figured out what it’s doing and has raised some money to go off and do it.

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The day you stop being curious is the day your career dies.

Not mincing words here, are we?

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The days are long but the decades are short

Sam Altman of Y Combinator shares 36 learnings from the last decade, on life, career and relationships.

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How to be contrarian in a bull market

What do you believe in strongly that others do not?

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To Burn or Not to Burn

If you feel a bubble is brewing with the high marketing spends of online companies, here’s a contrarian viewpoint — why companies should raise and burn aggressively.

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Doing Everything Is Not a Startup Strategy

Leave that for when you’re a big company. For now, focus on solving one tiny problem 10 times better than anyone else.

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How to get a busy person to respond to your email

Advice from a busy person — 5 rules of email etiquette.

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Why there won’t be an Uber in every vertical

The success of Uber has inspired hundreds of startups to call themselves the “Uber of X, Y, or Z.” There are now apps to order groceries, have your car washed, get legal counsel, and much more. But the on-demand service model that has lifted Uber to its $40B valuation won’t work for every industry.

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Negotiating Your Startup Job Offer

Looking to join a startup? Taking stock options seems like a no-brainer, right? Nope.

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