Weekly Wrap-Up: January 05-09

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Running your startup

In the last two weeks, there's been a lot of buzz around job titles and hierarchy within companies. With Medium and Zappos leading the holacratic pack - they operate in circles and have abolished rigid job titles - many a startup have shared their excitment and endorsement of the model, with the aim of following suit. But is the "flat" model adapted to all types of organizations? We want to hear your thoughts on this - let's discuss. -SNP

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