The Founders’ List: An Inside Look at How YouTube Scaled (Rituals for Hypergrowth)
This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.
The Founders’ List: Steve Yegge’s Famous Rant on ‘Google vs Amazon’ (Famous Memos)
When Shishir Mehrotra left YouTube in 2014, a number of other company leaders wanted to understand how YouTube worked from the inside. He wrote this article summarizing their key rituals in a stage of hypergrowth. This article was originally published in 2015, but has since been expanded upon by Shishir.
This essay was written and published by Shishir Mehrotra, Co-founder & CEO of Coda.
Nominate Your Favorite Essay
Each week, we’ll be releasing a new audio essay or memo selected by the Founder community. Nominations are rolling, and can be submitted by visiting – founderslist.nfx.com