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Give First:

The Mentor Manifesto Explained

Brad Feld
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About this book

The power of mentorship is undeniable. However, being an extraordinary mentor is challenging, and many people—both mentors and mentees—struggle to get it right.

Give First: The Mentor Manifesto Explained is a guidebook for creating and developing effective mentor-mentee relationships that is based on David Cohen’s original Techstars Mentor Manifesto.

The Mentor Manifesto is the basis for a broad relationship between mentor and mentee, as well as an overall mindset for business. This mindset puts relationships first and emphasizes non-transactional behavior and transparency. Give First: The Mentor Manifesto Explained delves into the mindset that is both the foundation of the powerful Techstars network and the catalyst to the formation and growth of Boulder’s vibrant startup community.

The Give First mentality is spreading around the world. Learn about this approach and how to incorporate it into everything you do.

About the author

Brad Feld

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair o...

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Summer 2015

Give First