Top articles of the week | Nov 20

November 20, 2021

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

Tiger Global: How to Win The Generalist (reading time: 45 minutes)

If you are curious about the phenomenon of Tiger Global moving into venture capital, this is a great post. There is a good executive summary right at the beginning if you don’t have the patience to read the whole thing, TLDR; Tiger Global is using a new approach to venture capital investing and disrupting the industry.

This twitter thread by Sam Habibhakti has some great founder perspectives.

Mike Cannon-Brookes The Observer Effect (reading time: 51 minutes)

Mike Cannon-Brookes is co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian. His company might not be as well known as some of its US counterparts, yet worth $108 billion at the time of writing. Granted, this article is super long but has a ton of amazing insights.

DAOs: Communities of the Future Lisa Xu (reading time: 7 minutes)

One of the top stories of the past week was about a decentralized autonomous organization (i.e. DAO) trying to win an auction of the US constitution. The drama unfolded on twitter as the group nearly won. This new type of governance structure is really exciting because it can enable a large number of people to band together around a common goal. This article explains what a DAO is and why they are important.

Stop Letting OKRs Masquerade as Strategy Roger Martin (reading time: 7 minutes)

I had to use OKRs in my former life at Google and it is definitely not a panacea. There is some utility to the performance management framework – in the sense that it’s better than nothing but I’m definitely not a fan. They have become overused, particularly in tech. Roger Martin explains why they don’t work.