46 skills startups want and what they pay

What skills should I learn to get a job at a startup?  What are my skills worth? Those two questions come up all the time, and frankly, the internet doesn’t have easily accessible information to answer them. Search for “startup skills” on Google and you’ll get vanilla advice about the top skills being “facing failure” […]

41 skills Indian startups want and what they pay

  This is the India version of 46 skills Indian startups want and what they pay. Like the US edition, we’ve analyzed thousands of jobs advertised by Indian startups to bring you an informed look at the skills you need to get hired. We also looked just at Bengaluru salaries and the top 10% of […]

44 tools and resources for social scientists

Over the years I’ve gotten great tips from colleagues and students about the tools that have helped them become more productive researchers.  Below is a list of the 44 tools and resources that have changed how I do research. Get teched up Excellent technical skills are the bedrock of a successful research career. Today, publishing […]

4 questions every founder should ask themselves

A few years ago we asked 100 startup founders 4 questions about how they manage their companies: How often do you… “…develop shared goals in your team?” “…measure employee performance using 360 reviews, interviews, or one-on-ones?” “…provide your employees with direct feedback about their performance?” “…set clear expectation around project outcomes and project scope?” Founders […]

Where do networks come from?

The key assumption underlying both the peer effects and structural approaches to network effects assume some degree of exogeneity in the existence and structure of network ties. Exogeneity is both a theoretical claim as well as an empirical assumption. All reasonable theories are built on a set of axioms that assume some primitive or exogenous features of the world […]

Seeing the networks in your company

Thus far we have assumed that we had network data. But data like the “Professionals” was gathered using a survey in a real organization. In this post I will walk you through the process of creating a simple network survey in SurveyMonkey (a web based survey application) and analyzing the responses from the survey using R. […]

Peer effects, knowledge transfer and social influence

The structural approach to social networks is inherently beautiful as a representational approach. I am always in awe of the fact that we can learn so much about how human beings act or their outcomes based merely on the pattern of their social ties. The idea is both simple and profound. The structural approach is built on assumptions regarding […]