Our second core value is TBD.

Description of TBD

This is a placeholder for now. This should be one paragraph, or three to seven sentences, that describe what the core value means to current members of the team (both leaders and significant contributors).

In detail

Here is room for far more detail (and links to detail pages) in describing what those descriptors mean in practice.

For example, if your core value is “Communicate Clearly” and one of the descriptors are “Always double check that your audience gets what you are trying to convey”, then this “In detail” section might list recommended practices to communicate clearly:

  1. In an email
  2. In Slack/chat
  3. In presentations
  4. In meetings
  5. etc.

Similarly, detail out any of the other descriptors as much as you can. This makes the core value come alive and gives people examples to live up to (and standards to hold each other to account.)

New content

This page is regularly updated. Please check the Midstage Manual for new content for this page.

About Midstage Institute

We focus our practice on midstage startup companies that need to remain agile, and where what used to work for the smaller startup just isn’t as effective anymore.


We ensure founders and leadership teams win, with our over 40 years experience in venture-backed tech startups. We are Silicon Valley veterans with the scars and wins to prove it. We don’t use an inflexible off-the shelf methodology, we adapt best practices to you, your market, your company, and your leadership team.


We always:

  • Focus on right sized best practices to get to the next level
  • Focus on the 20% of effort that will yield you 80% of the benefits
  • Teach Perfection is the enemy, better is your partner and ally
  • Align with your business needs so you can thrive