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'High Growth Handbook' author Elad Gil

Aug 20, 2018

Startup advisor and Color Genomics co-founder Elad Gil talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People."

In this episode:

  • 00:03:30 - Why Gil stepped down as CEO of Color
  • 00:06:00 - Why he wrote "High Growth Handbook"
  • 00:09:52 - Is there too much reinvention in tech businesses?
  • 00:11:25 - Startup myths and Rachleff's Law
  • 00:17:20 - Contrarians are usually wrong!
  • 00:23:00 - How to build a board and evolve it as your company grows
  • 00:29:14 - The "old-timer" problem
  • 00:32:14 - The Sheryl Sandberg effect and when CEOs should step aside
  • 00:37:10 - Is innovation dying in Silicon Valley?
  • 00:41:05 - Are startups threatened more by the Big 5 or their own founders?
  • 00:43:59 - The dangers of Silicon Valley losing its optimism
  • 00:52:05 - San Francisco's bad governance
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