Tag Archives: Hiring

Nobody wants to admit this, but good people are the ones who kill startups

You keep your great people and terminate the bad people- we all do that. But it’s the merely good people that will kill you. “Steve is a good guy”, you tell yourself. He didn’t do anything so egregious that he deserves getting fired. And maybe his performance will improve if you… Read more »

How I think about hiring and developing people

We’ve recently tried out some new analysts at BlitzMetrics. Great way to test our 9 level analyst system. Most applicants are college-aged teen-to-early twenties, but people of all ages can join the program. However, it’s designed for students still in school, since we have college and classmate support.  Harder to go through the program… Read more »

My favorite trick to weeding out unqualified job applicants

You probably heard of Van Halen’s 53 page contract rider and how it required a bowl of M&M’s backstage– brown ones removed. It’s not that brown M&M’s are necessarily bad. Rather, the band was checking for attention to detail. If there were brown M&M’s there, they knew to expect sloppiness… Read more »