The Best of Greylock
10+ most popular Greylock articles, as voted by our community.
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Greylock on Andrew Chen
Getting Smart About Growth
Growth Advisor Casey Winters and Uber’s Andrew Chen on why growth is getting harder and more expensive.
Greylock on Blitzscaling
Leadership and CEO Succession
Recently, Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Amazon, the iconic blitzscaling company that he has led since 1994. A look back at his nearly 27 years at the helm of Amazon…
Greylock on Convcomm
The Conversational Economy — Greylock Perspectives
Part 1: What’s Causing the Bot Craze?
Greylock on Growth Marketing
Five Lessons from Scaling Pinterest
I was involved with Pinterest from 5 employees through 650. Here’s what I learned.
Intuitive Design vs. Shareable Design
Snapchat’s interface baffles a lot of people. Not to pick on older folks, but people over a certain age tend to have a hard time figuring out how to do the most basic things with Snapchat, like…
Greylock on Insurtech
Insurance Startups — Market Ecosystem Map — Greylock Perspectives
Are you innovating on the sales channel of insurance or are you innovating on the product level?
Greylock on Marketplaces
Four Strategies to Win Big with Low Frequency Marketplaces
Frequency creates habit which creates loyalty which creates profit. Uber and Lyft are successful because consumers need to get from A to B…
Greylock on Network Effects
Beyond network effects; digging moats in non-networked products
Important businesses will be built in areas without network effects and there are ways to become extremely valuable without them
Greylock on Reid Hoffman
The Strategy Of Blitzscaling
Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman and Blitzscaling co-author Chris Yeh on defining and developing a competitive strategy.
Speed: The Most Critical Competitive Advantage
From the 2019 SFELC Summit, Greylock’s Sarah Guo and Reid Hoffman on blitzscaling massively valuable companies.
Greylock on Startups
Bear Market Blitzscaling
During economic downturns, is it possible (or even wise) for startup entrepreneurs to deploy growth tactics? Will companies be able to secure funding? Should founders even consider starting a business…
Designed with Purpose
Design may have been an afterthought to product development in past years, but it’s now widely understood to be a crucial early stage component. The explosion of consumer apps – and their influence on…
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The Only Metric That Matters — Now With Fancy Slides!
One question I get asked a lot by founders and product managers I meet is “Are my metrics good enough?” This might refer to good enough to…
The Hierarchy of Engagement, expanded
Almost a year ago, I published a framework I called The Hierarchy of Engagement, that synthesized my thinking on how to build a product…
The Design-First Approach
The best technology products are those that emulate human nature rather than try to change it. Most of the time, technology strikes a chord with us when it reflects our own nature back at us. The…
The Hierarchy of Engagement — Greylock Perspectives
The Fuel to Build an Enduring, Billion Dollar Business
Building Your Talent Strategy
From developing a repeatable, strategic process and continuously working to identify ways to improve it, founders can take a number of steps to build a culture of recruiting. Sometimes, that means…
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