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Mattermark Daily – Monday, December 16th

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The Investors

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital describes the value of using the OKR methodology popularized by John Doerr for managing goals within an organization in “OKRS – Objectives and Key Results”

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund takes a look at how changes to the iOS lock screen and app experience could evolve in “The Shifting Ways In Which We’ll Interact With Mobile Apps”

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures explores their new focus in the healthcare vertical in “Our Investment Thesis on Healthcare”

Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures shares thoughts on common complaints about VC groupthink and risk aversion in “Venture Capital and ‘Innovation'”

Y Combinator announced “Khosla Ventures is Joining YCVC Program” taking the place of Yuri Milner, who is responsible for coming up with the idea of investing in every YC company, as they reduce their focus on seed stage deals

Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures explains a recent investment via a Quora question, in “Why Did Jason Lemkin Invest in Pipedrive?”

Chris Redlitz of Transmedia Capital speaks with Strictly VC about his non-profit helping prison inmates find employment in “A VC Helps Prisoners Start Over, With Startups”

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures reflects on Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s management practice of prioritizing giving direction over making people feel good in “Taking To Dos and Moving Up the Y Axis”

True Ventures released an infographic around one of their connected devices investment theme in “True Ventures and the Hardware Revolution”

The Operators

Dustin Curtis of Svbtle considers desire and how understanding it can help us predict the future in “I Want”

Aaron Dignan of Undercurrent on organization design in “The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do” (we also recommend his older post “The Operating Model That’s Eating the World”)

Lonnie Halpern of CrowdInspect shares thoughts of 506(c) private placement finances 2 months after it was introduced by the JOBS Act in“Advertised Private Placements – Insight from the Form D Data on 506(c) Offerings”

Laurence McCahill of Happy Startups shares some seemingly obvious but all too frequent causes of startup death in “10 Ways You’ll Probably F**k Up Your Startup”

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