Hiring Heuristics

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Hiring Principles:

  • Hiring means we failed to execute and need help
  • Startup employee effectiveness follows a power law
  • False Positives are ok, False Negatives are not
  • Culture is defined by who we hire

Hiring Heuristics:

  • Hire for Strength vs Lack of Weakness
  • Hire for Trajectory vs Experience
  • Hire Doers vs Tellers
  • Hire Learners vs Experts
  • Hire Different vs Similar
  • Always pass on ego