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The From the Trenches Desk

  1. Westergren and Conrad: "We were like the guy walking around the casino with just their underwear"

    From their 2014 Pando Monthly interview, Pandora's Tim Westergren and Tom Conrad discuss early challenges, the tensions between streaming services and artists, the arduous battles in Congress, and share some crucial advice to help other entrepreneurs get through tough times.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  2. Stewart Butterfield: If snakes had our technology, we would be toast

    The founder of Slack talks about how he created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects and shares tips for achieving a billion dollar valuation.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  3. Aaron Hirschhorn: The $70m dog sitter

    Co-founder and CEO of DogVacay on deliberate growth, watching dogs to make ends meet and building a business on trust.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

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  4. How Nasty Gal could become a Nasty Woman

    I know I'm not alone in wondering whether founder and self-proclaimed Girlboss Sophia Amoruso can still claim her title now. I believe the answer is yes, but ultimately that's up to her.

    By Taylor Swope , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  5. “Inside out pressure matters more to tech companies than outside in. Employees have the power.”

    Employee pressure is working: Here’s how to force CEOs to do more than talk.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  6. Elon Musk: Too Crazy to be Lucky

    On crashing cars, saving the planet and running out of runway.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  7. People like Ron Conway have always had the money and power. Now they have the votes too

    Shifting SF demographics means less opposition to tech moguls' ballot initiatives.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the From the Trenches desk

  8. Former WeWork employee asks Governor to ban startups from denying employees right to sue

    "We have forgotten a fundamental purpose of government: To protect the rights of the people."

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

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