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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: RESOURCES FROM APRIL 2018
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with Atul Butte, Jorge Conde, Daphne Koller, Jeffrey Low, and Vijay Pande
We've talked a lot about how, and why now, is the time for founders and startups at the intersection of tech and bio -- especially as the tools of engineering are brought to the science of healthcare. But how does the bio industry itself change things, from players and go-to-market paths... to company-building timelines and milestones? And what do people interested in transitioning from academia to industry (or from tech to bio) need to know so they can break into this space? 
with Lisa Hawke and Steven Sinofsky
Though it originated in Europe, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) affects companies -- including many software startups -- because it touches on data collection, user privacy, transparency, and more. So this episode of the a16z Podcast provides a sort of primer on the topic: the why, the what, the how, the who. 
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with Arthur Brooks, Sonal Chokshi, Bethany Coates, Dick Costolo, Ray Dalio, Peter Levine, Andy Rachleff, and Alex Rampell
Can we really apply the lessons of the past to the present and the future, in order to get what we want out of business and life? How do beliefs about human dignity and potential apply? Can leaders empower their teams to do the right thing without micromanaging them (or getting frustrated when not getting what they wanted)? Can we navigate leadership -- and recover from mistakes -- with resilience... and a bit of humor, too? This podcast series covers these questions and more:
with Nicole Forsgren and Jez Humble
Even before the old claim that “IT doesn’t matter”, we’ve been consumed with figuring out how to measure and predict the output and outcomes -- the performance and productivity -- of software. But can we break the false dichotomy between performance vs. speed; is it really possible to have it all? This episode of the a16z Podcast draws on one of the largest, large-scale studies of software and organizational performance out there (including DevOps) to share the latest findings about what drives performance in companies of all kinds... 
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by Martin Casado
Nearly every early tech startup gets enamored at some point with the idea of partnering with another tech company as a way to accelerate credibility, sales, and MVP. But in an early or “pre-chasm” market, these technical partnerships often have more downsides than upsides: resources, secrets, relationships, bad terms. This post shares lessons (and a bit of paranoia) learned from making those mistakes -- and will hopefully save others from making the same ones!
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