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20VC: How The Best Founders Approach Bet The Company Decisions, How to Put Your Board to Work & How To Optimise Strategic Thinking on Boards with Maynard Webb, Founder @ Webb Investment Network & Everwise
maynard Webb is truly unique, he has worn 3 different hats and excelled in all of them. First, he is the Founder of The Webb Investment Network, the institutionalisation of his personal investing where he has invested in the likes of Zuora, GOAT, WePay, Okta, PagerDuty and many more incredible companies. He is also a Co-Founder and Board Member at Everwise, the startup that helps companies tailor, scale and run training at enterprise scale. Everwise has raised over $26m in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital and Canvas Ventures. Finally, maynard sits on the board of some of the biggest companies of our time including Salesforce and Visa. Previously maynard was Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, and COO of eBay. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How maynard made his way into the world of startups and came to invest in his first company, founded by Sequoia's Jim Goetz and how that led to eBay, LiveOps and more? 2.) Does maynard believe we have an excess supply of capital in the market today? What does maynard think of the mega $Bn+ funds being raised on a frequent basis? How does this distort pricing in the market? How does maynard think about his own price sensitivity? What does this mean for his available reserve allocation? 3.) Does maynard believe that the dominant role of CEO is management upscaling? How does maynard advise on the transition from manager to inspirational leader? How do the vest best CEOs hire the very best execs? How does maynard know when a stretch VP is a stretch too far? How should founders determine and approach "bet the company" decisions? 4.) When should a founder start installing their board? What does maynard believe is the optimal board construction, both in characters and profiles? How has maynard seen his own style of board membership changed over the years? What are the best board members talk to listen ratios? How can founders create alignment among their board? 5.) What is the right way for founders to deal with "s*** hit the fan moments"? What is the framework to approach this with? Where do many go wrong in their approach? How does one communicate this to the wider team, investors and board? What have been maynard's biggest personal learnings here from eBay? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: maynard’s Fave Book: The Better Angels of Our Nature As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and maynard on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
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Newer business owners often find themselves either in a moment where everybody values you "higher than you deserve, or nobody's willing to give you anything," says author Maynard Webb.
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The Tennessee Wine Case and the 21st Amendment
For We the People listeners enjoying wine this Valentine’s Day – we’re exploring the still-pending Supreme Court case Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair. This lawsuit was brought by Total Wine & More, a retail liquor giant, and the Ketchums, a family who moved to Tennessee hoping to open a liquor store. Both parties were denied retail liquor licenses because they hadn’t resided in Tennessee long enough. This episode examines a variety of technical but fascinating legal and constitutional questions at issue in the case, including the history of the 21st Amendment, the scope of the Dormant Commerce Clause, and the interpretation of the 14th Amendment’s Privileges and Immunities clause. Two advocates involved in the case, Michael Bindas of the Institute for Justice and John Neiman of the law firm Maynard Cooper, join host Jeffrey Rosen for a wide-ranging discussion about it. Questions or comments about the podcast? Email us at email@example.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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