Hire the First Ten Employees for Startups

Summary of my bookmarked links from Sep 29th, 2023


  • Hire the Best Folks, Even In a Crazy Market: The “First Ten” Rule

    The Pareto Principle, often applied to hiring, emphasizes the importance of selecting individuals who exhibit qualities suited for startups, especially in the early stages. These "First Ten" people prioritize the company's success, possess high-speed learning abilities, are self-scaling, and thrive in a culture that empowers rather than micromanages. While they may not always be domain experts, their adaptability, enthusiasm, and curiosity make them valuable team members. Effective questions during interviews can help identify these traits, ultimately fostering a dynamic and growth-focused organizational environment.