Startup Leadership: Upside Down at 150 People
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Startup Leadership: Upside Down at 150 People

A crash course on mission, strategy, culture, team, leadership and more for startups that have hit Dunbar's Number.
4.9 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
77 students enrolled
Created by Dinesh Thiru
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build startup leadership skills that prepare you for Dunbar's Number
  • How to define mission, vision, and strategy at your startup
  • How to design teams, culture, and communication at your startup
  • Explain “Dunbar’s Number” and how it applies to your startup
  • Identify the early signs that your startup's approaching Dunbar’s Number
  • Articulate the major problems startups face when they hit Dunbar’s Number
  • Start planning & implementing actual changes to the way your startup operates
  • Better empathize with leadership as your startup goes through its biggest change yet
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Requirements
  • Have some professional work experience (minimum 1 year)
  • Experience at startups (or fast growing companies) is helpful, but not required
  • Leadership experience is helpful, but not required
Description

"Something weird happens to companies when they hit 150 people". This was the title of an article I read on Quartz last year and after reading it, my reaction was:

"Yes! That's it. Finally, someone understands what startups go through!!"

For context, my name's Dinesh Thiru and I run marketing here at Udemy. I joined way back in 2011 when we were about 5 people and have seen us through the whole wild startup ride of ups, downs, sideways, back ups and more. It's been incredible. The learning and leadership experience of a lifetime. But there was one time in particular that no one prepared me for...

In the summer of 2015, Udemy was 150 people... and by the end of 2016, we were 250. And that is when everything went upside down.

All the things that used to work stopped. All the things we thought would work didn't. And in a certain sense, we had to re-invent how we operated as a company.

And I blame it all on Robbin Dunbar.

Who's Robbin? Why did things go upside down at 150 people? What did we learn? And how did we survive?

Well, if your startup is getting ready to pass 150 people and you're looking for a leadership crash course on mission, vision, strategy, culture, team building, org design, goals, communication, and everything in between... please step inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Leadership of startups between 30 and 300 people
  • Team members of startups between 30 and 300 people
  • People thinking about joining startups between 30 and 300 people
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:20:44
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Mission & Strategy
4 Lectures 21:48

Vision
05:10

Strategy
07:23

Yearly Goals & Objectives
04:01
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Org & Team
5 Lectures 18:58
Org Design
04:40

Hiring
04:08

Career Pathing
02:58

Training
04:09

Decision Making
03:03
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Culture
3 Lectures 12:55
Define
03:04

Live
05:53

Measure
03:58
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Communication
5 Lectures 18:41
All-Hands
05:59

Leadership Team
03:14

Annual Retreat
04:32

Meeting Norms
01:53

Slack
03:03
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In Closing
1 Lecture 02:38
Summing It All Up
02:38
About the Instructor
Dinesh Thiru
4.9 Average rating
15 Reviews
77 Students
1 Course
SVP Marketing @Udemy

Dinesh is an entrepreneur, marketer, karaoke lover, and father of two (1 human, 1 dog) living the good life in San Francisco. He's the SVP of Marketing at Udemy, responsible for sales, user acquisition, and retention with both students & instructors. He was the first business hire at Udemy and has helped the marketplace grow to more than 15 million students and 40,000 courses published.

Prior to Udemy, Dinesh was the co-founder and president of the Viv Biz Club, an eco buying group that drives down prices on eco-friendly supplies for small businesses, and a consultant for American Express. Dinesh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.