Leadership and Management

For the Billions of Creatives Out There

Brian Koppelman, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

What does it mean to showrun something, whether in TV or startup? Ultimately, it's all about unlocking and managing creativity, in arts of all kinds.

Seeing into the Future — Making Decisions, Telling Stories

Steven Johnson, Chris Dixon, and Sonal Chokshi

We can model the tactics of expert decision-makers to create better outcomes, says author Steven Johnson in conversation with Chris Dixon and Sonal Chokshi.

“Need More Time” or Lack of Product-Market Fit? Guideposts for Tech Founders Going to Market When No Market Exists

Martin Casado

Lack of product-market fit? Need more time? We share some guideposts for tech founders going to market, where no market exists.

Hire a CFO

Jeff Jordan

Many CEOs think the CFO is a utility position. If hired and managed properly, the CFO can be a superstar on the executive team.

Build Your Personal Brand

Alex Constantinople, Margit Wennmachers, and Hanne Winarsky

Margit Wennmachers of a16z and Outcast CEO Alex Constantinople, both longtime communications veterans, demystify what it takes to build a personal brand.

The Business of Creativity — Pixar CFO, IPO, and Beyond

Sonal Chokshi and Lawrence Levy

From the business of creativity to corporate culture, former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy shares his story.

Startups and Pendulum Swings Through Ideas, Time, Fame, and Money

Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan

Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan discuss the optimal types of startups to work at, the funding environment, and how to decide when to IPO.

How to Be Original and Make Big Ideas Happen

Adam Grant and Sonal Chokshi

From Aaron Sorkin to Steve Jobs to Meredith Perry and Elon Musk, "original" thinkers often exhibit behaviors and traits that are counterintuitive.

Beyond Lean Startups

Eric Ries, Sonal Chokshi, and Michael Copeland

Eric Ries pioneered the lean startup movement. What began as a scientific approach to creating and managing startups has become a worldwide movement.

Holy Non Sequiturs, Batman! What Disruption Theory Is and Isn’t

Sonal Chokshi and Michael Raynor

The concept of disruption theory has been misunderstood and mangled since its inception. Here's what we're missing about what disruption theory really says.