Founder Weekly - Issue 487

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Welcome to issue 487 of Founder Weekly. Let's get straight to the links this week.
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What Workers Want
Stanford economics professor Nicholas A. Bloom has been researching remote work and management for decades, and has been surveying companies all over the world during the Covid-19 pandemic-induced shift to virtual offices. He shares thoughts on the evolving workplace, what the data shows on both employee and management wellbeing, the allure of the hybrid-work model, and more.

Startup Speed As A Public Good
Today’s generation of Founders need to manage crisis and chaos as a standard operating procedure, not just as a rare skill.

Elad Gil on getting your metrics (and your story) straight to succeed in SaaS
Elad Gil spends a lot of time thinking about what makes SaaS companies work well. We sat down with him to get his take on the road to SaaS success in today's changing world, including how to land on the best company metrics to watch at various growth stages and how to lean on your company story before you've got anything to measure.

Explicit Economics
In the future, we'll pay to work, get paid to consume, and gamble to keep our money safe. 


Marketing, Sales and PR

5 Interesting Learnings from Monday.com at $240,000,000 ARR
Monday is growing a stunning 85% at $240m in revenue!  How did they do it?  How did they get there?  A deep dive here.

How to Turn Wild Opinions into Traffic, Backlinks, and Social Proof

There Are Four Kinds of Keyword Research; Make Sure You’re Doing the Right One(s)


Money and Finance

SEC Approves Nasdaq Primary Direct Listings
Following these Nasdaq and NYSE approvals, companies may now sell new shares and raise capital in direct listings, subject to the satisfaction of certain requirements, on either stock exchange.

The Inflationary Forces in Startupland


Startups of the Week

Found
Business banking for the self-employed.

Boox 
Boox offers the most sustainable shipping options for e-commerce shopping. We provide reusable boxes and envelopes to replace single use cardboard and compostable mailers. Reduce your environmental impact by 75% or more by switching to reusable boxes and shippers.

Spot Meetings 
The first tool built for walking meetings.


Tips, Tools and Services

10 Media Pitch Examples Proven To Get You Press Coverage [Templates]
A media pitch is an email attempting to get a journalist, editor or media outlet interested in your story or news so that they decide to cover it. This post is an in-depth guide on best practices to give you the greatest chance for success when you pitch.
 
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