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Hiring Rockstar Employees

Scaling almost always involves bringing on new talent, but proceed with caution. Hiring a mediocre employee is worse than hiring no employees at all, so take your time and consider the following tips to be sure your new hires come with rockstar-level skills:

  • “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” – Marc Benioff, Salesforce, CEO

  • “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

  • “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” – Tim Westergen, Founder, Pandora

  • “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey, Author

  • “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon

  • “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, Founder, 37signals

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