The startup of you by Iris Shoor

The startup of you - how to be more productive, survive the ups and downs and even enjoy the ride.

Over the last 7 years I co-founded two successful startups, one of which was acquired, was involved in hiring and managing over 40 employees and brought the products we developed to millions of users.

I’ve decided to speak (for the first time) about the personal angle - how to survive the roller coaster and get through the tough days. The focus of this talk is not your startup but you - it’s about and for the people behind successful companies.

• How to be more productive, work reasonable hours and enjoy everyday tasks.
• How to get along better with your co-founders and employees and to build trust. Overcoming conflicts and competition inside the company, getting everyone involved in the product/ business decisions without creating chaos.
• Why focusing on your users creates a motivated and happy team and how to do it right.
• What you can learn from professional athletes about losing and how improving your weakest point helps in increasing your happiness.
• The importance of a company culture and how it leads to a better performing group (and one that it’s fun to be a part) 


About the speaker:

Co-founder and VP Product of Takipi, a start-up company solving one of cloud computing's toughest problems. Previously co-founder and VP Product at VisualTao, a Sequoia backed start-up company developing cloud technologies for engineering and design. Sr.Product Line Manager for the new AutoCAD web and mobile product line following VisualTao's acquisition by Autodesk Inc (ADSK).

I write (and sometime guest-post) on product design and marketing on my personal blog at www.startupmoon.com You can follow me at @irisshoor

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  • Jacob S.

    למי שפספס או רוצה שמיעה חוזרת: http://bit.ly/1f9HNZY

    7 · October 6, 2013

    • ravid

      תודה !

      October 22, 2013

    • Ronen A.

      hi link not working, can you fix it thanks !

      October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for all your answers! I was referring to "Give and Take", Thanks a lot Amir!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Limor

    The name of the book is: flow

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone remember the name of the book Iris mentioned about how karma can lead to organizational improvement?

    thanks!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Liby

    A link would be great

    October 6, 2013

  • Nitzan P.

    איריס, תודה ששיתפת את הקרביים...
    היתה הרצאה נפלאה ומעניינת
    אני כבר שמעתי על אנשים שרוצים להזמין אותך במיוחד עם ההרצאה הזו :-)

    2 · October 4, 2013

    • ורד מ.

      מסכימה עם כל מילה. ההרצאה הזו נכונה לכל תחומי היזמות- אני מגיעה מתחום אחר המשלב יזמות "מסורתית" יותר עם טכנולוגיה וכו' וההרצאה היתה נהדרת."סטארט-אפים"­ יכולים גם להיות קצת שונים מהרגיל.

      October 4, 2013

  • Liat w.

    מישהו יודע אם יש הקלטה של המצגת / לינק שאפשר לגשת אליו? תודה!

    3 · October 4, 2013

  • Amit M.

    Iris was Great

    October 4, 2013

  • Yaron D.

    Good. A bit too short.

    October 4, 2013

  • Iris R.

    The session was interesting overall but the title was misleading. The title was a nice way to attracted people and eventually the content was quite obvious and was not delivering on the promise of the title.

    2 · October 3, 2013

  • Sasha C.

    Iris, thanks for sharing your personal thoughts and helpful tips! Superb and sincere talk :)

    October 3, 2013

  • Assaf S.

    Interesting, thought provoking, however (and this is NOT a criticism in any way) it really had nothing to do with startups. A more appropriate title might have been "Tricks and insights for enhancing productivity and happiness"

    3 · October 3, 2013

    • Nimrod

      That sounds like a start-up :)

      October 3, 2013

  • Marina F.

    Thank you, Iris, for a honesty!

    October 3, 2013

  • Gil D.

    Great, intelligent insights from the insightful :)

    October 3, 2013

  • ורד מ.

    היה מועיל ומהנה איריס מקסימה, אמיתית ומעבירה את התוכן בצורה מעניינת ושוטפת

    October 2, 2013

  • Erez

    Loved it !

    October 2, 2013

  • Gennady S.

    Open and honest, touches pain points that others avoid to speak. Thanks!

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Yariv D.

    Awesome as always - amazing lecturer who gives gold for free in the most humble way.

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Gili

    Wonderfully inspiring, super candid, down to earth and helpful.

    October 2, 2013

  • Isaac L.

    Likewise

    October 2, 2013

  • Liran G.

    Can't make it unfortunately, would love to get the presentation.

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Assaf S.

    מחפש טרמפ למפגש. מישהו נוסע ממרכז תל אביב ויכול לעזור
    ?

    1 · October 1, 2013

    • Steve D.

      You still have a spot? I live next to habima

      October 2, 2013

    • Liat w.

      מצטערת, רק עכשיו ראיתי את ההודעה. כבר בהרצליה

      1 · October 2, 2013

  • idan h.

    Thanks!

    October 2, 2013

    • Liat w.

      עידן , יוצאים ברבע לארבע ממיכ"ל 21 - אם תרצה , אתה מוזמן

      October 2, 2013

    • Gal B.

      אני אשמח להצטרף. תודה

      October 2, 2013

  • Ofer S.

    Will the session be recorded? Looks like 5 is too early ):

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Gennady S.

    if someone need pick up today from Netanya, I'll be glad to help.

    October 2, 2013

  • idan h.

    I'm at[masked]

    October 2, 2013

  • idan h.

    Hi, would love a ride!

    October 2, 2013

  • idan h.

    Hi, would love a ride!

    October 2, 2013

  • Manny

    What time is the meeting start in the web it say 17:00 but I got and email which said 18:00

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Manny

      Thank you I will come with my partner is that ok I did not have an option to add him

      September 29, 2013

    • Natalie B.

      please make sure he register

      September 30, 2013

  • Steve D.

    ..

    September 29, 2013

  • Eyal F.

    .

    September 24, 2013

  • Natalie B.

    The session will be in Hebrew.

    September 16, 2013

  • AYD

    Hello

    September 21, 2013

  • Oren C.

    Medical devices entrepreneur

    September 16, 2013

  • Shai R.

    Hi

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Gennady S.

    I attended many Meetups meetings and must admit that Iris was best speaker ever so expectations are high! :)

    4 · September 16, 2013

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