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A guide through the unique mindset and approach that drives Silicon Valley style disruption at scale. Hosted by Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein.

The Startup Podcast Yaniv Bernstein & Chris Saad

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 68 Ratings

A guide through the unique mindset and approach that drives Silicon Valley style disruption at scale. Hosted by Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein.

    Edu: Founder Time Management - Take Back Control w/ Henry Shapiro

    Edu: Founder Time Management - Take Back Control w/ Henry Shapiro

    Edu: Founder Time Management - Take Back Control w/ Henry Shapiro
    Time.
    It's a founder’s greatest resource. It’s also a founder’s scarcest. Joining Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein this week on The Startup Podcast to help you take back control of your time is Henry Shapiro.
    Henry is the co-founder and COO of Reclaim AI, a company specializing in creating solutions to enhance productivity. Henry's expertise lies in creating systems and strategies for effective time management, making him a crucial resource for anyone seeking to maximize their productivity in the challenging environment of startups.
    Together the trio discuss tips for startup founders, operators and employees on time management in high-paced environment:
    1) Treat time as a finite resource and budget it like finances. Having a structured calendar helps prioritize important tasks. 
    2) Focus on the right priorities and meetings that matter most. AI can help optimize scheduling but humans still need to determine priorities.
    3) Start with small improvements like designating times for notifications/shallow work and creating boundaries between work/personal time. This helps minimize distractions.
    4) Take an incremental approach to building good habits and the right mindset. Simple tips aren't enough without psychological adjustment.  
    5) There are always more demands than available time, especially for founders and "hub" roles that interface with many departments. Constraints and interruptions further reduce available time.
    Take back control of your time. Listen to this episode to learn how!
    Episode Links:

    Checkout Reclaim.ai at https://reclaim.ai/ and use special code “TSP” for 20% off your first year

    Follow Henry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nah_serious

    Follow Henry on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shapirohenry/ 


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    The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer.

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    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   


    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv

    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  

    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  

    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/


    Credits
    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:
    Editor: Justin McArthur
    Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins
    Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang  

    • 33 min
    Reacts: AI Alignment - OpenAI's Sora, Gemini 1.5 & AI Startup Trends

    Reacts: AI Alignment - OpenAI's Sora, Gemini 1.5 & AI Startup Trends

    Emil is out this week from the Insider trio so Yaniv and Chris welcome special guest Alireza Ali to discuss the hottest developments in the tech industry this week.

    Ali is currently the co-founder and partner at Blue Dot who specializes in AI strategy and implementation consulting services. He previous founded another AI startup and has worked at Google for 11 years, some of which as a Tech Lead.

    Together, this week’s trio discusses:

    🌌OpenAI's Sora 

     🧠Groq's AI chip

     💥Gemini's competitive 1.5 release

    📈AI Startup Trends 

    Stay up with the latest developments in the AI scene.

    Do not miss this episode!



    Episode Links:


    Checkout Ali’s work at Blue Dot: theblue.earth



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    Key links


    The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer.


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    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   



    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv


    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  


    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  


    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/



    Credits

    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:

    Editor: Justin McArthur

    Associate Producer: Aidan CousinsIntro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 

    • 55 min
    Edu: Good Founder, Bad Founder - 9 Huge Differences And Why They Matter

    Edu: Good Founder, Bad Founder - 9 Huge Differences And Why They Matter

    Founders are the linchpin of a startup.

    They are the central foci, the lifeblood.

    The buck stops with them.

    But how can you tell the difference between a good and a bad founder? And how can you avoid being a bad one?

    Don’t worry, Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein are here this week to discuss 9 differences between good and bad founders, based on a recent article Chris wrote.

    The differences are:

    🔍 Good founders focus on solving important problems for customers while bad founders mainly concentrate on fundraising and profits.

    🧠 Good founders hire smart people who challenge them, while bad founders like to be the smartest person in the room and just give orders.

    🔮 Good founders have a vision as well as pragmatism. Bad founders either have no vision or cannot execute pragmatically.

    🎯 Good founders put customers first, clearly communicate their vision to investors and choose investors who believe in them. Bad founders change plans to please investors.

    ❤️ Good founders treat employees with empathy but make tough decisions when needed. Bad founders don't care about their people.

    🏛️ Good founders build a culture where the right decisions can be made without them. Bad founders micromanage everything.

    🚀 Good founders aim for growth and scale. Bad founders just focus on short-term survival.

    Listen to the full episode to hear the other 2 differences!

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    Key links


    The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer.


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    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   



    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv


    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  


    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  


    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/



    Credits

    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:

    Editor: Justin McArthur

    Associate Producer: Aidan CousinsIntro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 

    • 36 min
    Takeover: Yaniv Interviewed - Leadership Journey And Why You Should Fire Faster

    Takeover: Yaniv Interviewed - Leadership Journey And Why You Should Fire Faster

    Today we have a special bonus interview.

    The tables have turned and Yaniv finds himself being interviewed by Ben Wirtz.

    Together the duo discuss: 

    🚀 Early Leadership Lessons: Yaniv's Google journey began with an early leadership role, emphasizing efficiency and effective communication.

    🎓 Inspiration from Mentors: Insights from Oliver Heckman instilled high standards and fostered a culture of psychological safety, nurturing Bernstein's leadership skills.

    💡 Innovative Problem-Solving: Yaniv's penchant for questioning norms and proposing efficient solutions is tempered by occasional oversight of details.

    🤔 Navigating Tough Decisions: Addressing employee departures, while challenging, often signifies overdue actions and can be approached objectively.

    ❤️ Empathetic Leadership: Yaniv advocates for empathetic leadership, setting clear expectations, and fostering accountability through inquiry.

    ⚖️ Balancing Priorities: Early leaders must showcase value beyond mere activity, establishing boundaries without coming across as irritable.

    🧘 Managing Stress: Yaniv underscores the importance of self-care amidst professional demands, advocating for a balanced approach to work and life.

    🎁 Embracing Feedback: Viewing feedback as a gift, Yaniv emphasizes its delivery with good intentions, despite potential challenges in its reception.

    See a side of Yaniv that is not often highlighted in the podcast episodes.

    Watch it today!

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    Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A


    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   



    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv


    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  


    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  


    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/



    Credits

    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:

    Editor: Justin McArthur

    Associate Producer: Aidan CousinsIntro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 

    • 57 min
    Reacts: Sam Altman Raising $7 Trillion!? NVIDIA Valuation, Lyft Reporting Fail

    Reacts: Sam Altman Raising $7 Trillion!? NVIDIA Valuation, Lyft Reporting Fail

    $7 TRILLION!?!

    It’s the number everyone has been talking about this week. 

    Here to break down the latest tech news are the insiders: Emil Michael, Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein.

    This week they discuss:

    💰💡🤔Sam Altman's Ambitious Bid: Rumors swirl around Altman's purported $7 trillion funding quest for a new AI chip company, sparking debates on its feasibility and strategic implications.

    🚀💻🏆NVIDIA's Dominance: With NVIDIA's AI chip dominance in mind, Altman's move is seen as a potential counterforce, highlighting the competitive dynamics in the tech landscape.

    🏢💼🔍Adam Neumann's WeWork Saga: Neumann's attempt to reclaim WeWork prompts reflections on the blurred lines between tech innovation and property management.

    📉💼💡Lyft's Earnings Mishap: The hosts dissect Lyft's rollercoaster stock performance following a glaring earnings blunder, underscoring the importance of operational competence.

    🌟💼📈Founder Ambitions vs. Reality: Balancing visionary goals with practical execution is a central theme, with examples illustrating the delicate interplay between ambition and feasibility.

    Tune in to gain insights into the complexities of startup ambitions and the realities of building successful ventures. Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion! 🎙️✨

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    Key links


    The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer.


    Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg  


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    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   



    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv


    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  


    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  


    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/



    Credits

    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:

    Editor: Justin McArthur

    Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins

    Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang  

    • 37 min
    Edu: Hybrid Work - Why It Sucks And How To Fix It!

    Edu: Hybrid Work - Why It Sucks And How To Fix It!

    Hybrid work.

    One of the biggest points of contention in the tech startup landscape right now.

    Some startups seem to thrive with the arrangement while others suffer culture implosion and perish.

    Navigating the post-COVID work landscape involves grappling with the challenges and opportunities of hybrid work setups. 

    Don’t worry, this week, Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein are here to discuss what you need to know to allow your team to flourish no matter the circumstance:

    🤝💼🚗In-person Work: Fosters teamwork but poses challenges like high costs and commuting issues.

    🏠💻💰Remote Work: Offers access to talent and cost savings but may lack the vibrancy of in-person interactions.

    🎯📊🏢Strategic Design: Companies must intentionally choose and design their work style to avoid the pitfalls of a disorganized approach.

    🔄📅📝Hybrid Model: Requires clear policies on remote vs. in-office work, meeting schedules, and event planning to optimize productivity and collaboration.

    ⚖️✅🗣️Tradeoffs and Benefits: While each approach has its pros and cons, intentional decision-making and effective communication are paramount for success.

    Tune in to the full episode to explore insightful discussions on the nuances of hybrid work and discover strategies for creating a productive and inclusive work environment in today's dynamic landscape.

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    Key links


    The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer.


    Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg  


    Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A


    The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show   



    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv


    Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/  


    Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/  


    Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/



    Credits

    Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by:

    Editor: Justin McArthur

    Associate Producer: Aidan CousinsIntro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

PipTheAngryDog ,

Great Insights

I started listening to this podcast on my walk to work. There’s an incredible amount of useful, practical, and actionable content in all the episodes I have listened to. I now sit down with my notebook as I listen; there’s too much to digest. Really appreciate the podcast.

Docdrc ,

Very practical and insightful

I’m learning a lot from The Startup up podcast. Yaniv and Chris are insiders with practical insights on how to build a Silicon Valley style startup. Thank you for all you do and keep going!

Bill Kerr ,

Awesome podcast with real-life applications.

What I love about The Startup Podcast is Yaniv & Chris have a massive believability rating so they know their stuff.

Plus it’s just super smooth listening. I really liked the recent episode on when the right time to shut your company down is. Keep it up gents!

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