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Future Startup Weekly 69: Amp It Up

Welcome to Future Startup Weekly, a newsletter about entrepreneurship, expertise, and doing good work. 

This week’s edition features, a new list of startups to watch, tips on becoming a better leader, and an excellent set of readings on getting better at business and management. You can read past issues here

Best reads from around the internet 

Amp It Up

David Perell outlines his management philosophy that he applies to Write of Passage, developed based on Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman’s book of the same name. Learn how to create a winning dynamic in your organization. 

Complement with: Our interview with Intelligent Machines CEO Oli Ahad

Ten lessons I learned from Peter Drucker 

Learn what Jim Collins, one of the masters of management and business thinking, learned from another master of business and management thinking. 

Complement with: Our Interview with AHM Modasser Billah on ideas and reflection on getting better and other interesting topics. 

Seven lessons from my ten-year journey as a social business entrepreneur

Social Business Entrepreneur Shazeeb M Khairul Islam reflects on his decade-long journey in building ventures and entrepreneurship. Learn what it takes to build things from scratch, the most important skills for founders, and how to deal with many challenges of entrepreneurship. 

Completement with: Our excellent interview with Shazeeb on YY Goshti and Incubating Social Business In Bangladesh

Future Startup articles 

I.

What is Practice

Our understanding of the practice is rather shallow and incomplete. We don’t see it as an idea that can be applied to every area of our life. When we have a big speech ahead, we rehearse. Musicians practice before an event. We practice certain skills where we want to get better. But can we bring the idea of practice to get better at living our life? Learn a new lens to see the idea of practice and get better at life. 

Complement with: This excellent review of The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner

II. 

8 Tips for Becoming a Better Business Leader

Just assigning tasks from a corner office doesn't define strong leadership. Influential leaders shape their teams and the entire company profoundly. Employees under commendable leaders are generally happier, more productive, and feel more tied to their organization. Learn what separates good leaders from mediocre ones and how you can better be a better leader. 

Complement with: This article on the leadership lessons from Grammenphone’s Yasir Azman

III. 

These Startups are Building Fascinating Businesses in Education Technology, Home-made Subscription Meal Delivery, and RMG Supply Chain 

This edition of our Startups to Watch features three companies building fascinating solutions in education technology, homemade subscription meal delivery, and the RMG supply chain. Learn about the exciting backgrounds, fascinating tidbits, and business models of Edtechs, Homefectionery, and Fabric Lagbe. 

Complement with: Our fascinating interview with Mohan Belani, Founder and CEO, E27

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at [email protected]

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