BONUS FROM GOOGLE: For the Good of NZ? Google has launched an artificial intelligence contest for social good. Please share with any companies who you think may be a good fit.
POD OF THE WEEK: From August last year, this is part two of a two part series on the basics of growth for entrepreneurs from a16z. This one focused on growth & retention: https://a16z.com/2018/08/09/growth-engagement-retention
POD OF THE WEEK: The Stay Tuned with Preet Episode The Science of Leadership with Adam Grant. While this is usually a very US focused political show (Preet Bharara is a former US Attorney General), Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at Wharton Business School and offers incredible insight on what makes great leaders within organizations.
BONUS: Founder University is a free course Jason Calacanis and Wilson Sonsini lead in San Francisco designed for founders that have a product in market, but have yet to raise a Series A. The next class is next month: February 11-13. If you know of a suitable founder, they can apply here ( deadline is January 7th).
POD OF THE WEEK: David Skok on choosing the right metrics for the right growth stage