The Macro is a website started by Y Combinator dedicated to sharing YC stories of each batch. As YC has expanded, so has the amount of stories to share. The Macro is the latest part of that tradition. Every week, The Macro will publish essays, interviews, research, and opinions from the wider startup community. From Paul Graham's essays  , to Jessica Livingston's book 'Founders at Work'  , to the more recent Female Founder Stories  and Sam Altman's How to Start a Startup series  , a big part of what has made Y Combinator special has been the stories it has helped create and the way that it has shared those lessons with the world.