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How to Design a Structured Hiring Process hiring management scale-up Jan 27, 2021

Ten years ago, I learnt a critical lesson about recruiting while I was sitting on a bus.

I noticed the guy next to me was reading a popular book about startups, so we started...

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How to Ask Your Network For Recommendations hiring seed-stage Nov 25, 2020

They say you find the best recruits, service providers, and investors by asking for recommendations. So I decided to test the theory.

I listed all my service providers and...

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The Anatomy of a Startup Organisation hiring leadership management strategy May 27, 2020

Ask someone at an early-stage company what they do and you’ll probably get the answer: ‘A little bit of everything.’

A lack of role clarity usually...

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How a Chief of Staff Can Help Your Startup founders hiring scale-up Jul 10, 2019

The majority of investors I know have their own personal assistant to help manage their busy schedule and take care of their admin. Until recently, it wasn’t even a...

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When You Can Use Your Gut in Hiring Decisions culture hiring psychology Apr 08, 2019

There are few things more frustrating than working with someone who’s the wrong fit.

Hiring well is what defines success, but damn, it’s hard. And firing fast,...

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How to Recruit Top Talent to Your Startup culture founders hiring Mar 20, 2019

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and David Ogilvy have in common? They all share the philosophy that people are your most important asset.

“A-plus players like to...
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How to Recruit a Technical Co-founder for Your Startup hiring idea-stage tech Feb 21, 2019

A year into building a startup, many non-technical founding teams regret not having a technical co-founder. It’s easy to dismiss the idea of getting a ‘late’...

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