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The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten podcast.

December 31, 2019

Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode. Tune in for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.



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On today’s The Startup Chat we discuss postmortems. We tell you what they are, how to use them, and if you’re new to the process how to start the practice.


For those who don’t know what a postmortem is, it is a document that outlines a failed situation for future reference. Now postmortems are usually for bad situations. They chronicle partnerships that didn’t work, products that failed, and even public relation flubs.  However, postmortems can also record successes.


The points of today’s episode:


What are postmortems.

How postmortems take the bias out of your reconciliation of events.

Why a postmortem needs to be written.

The “5 Ys” method of postmortem writing.

Postmortem uses in transparency.

Postmortem uses in training and education.

The importance of self awareness.


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