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November 20, 2015

Had a chance to flip through Jeff Hyman's book on hiring rockstars. Worth a read and covers various roles, including sales and business development.
Find it here.

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Things That Aren't Progress

Aaron Harris

"Winning awards - This is another one of those pieces of external validation. Certainly helpful when proving to your mother that you're not wasting your time, but not material to the success of your company."

Passing on Investing in Twitter & Zynga

Jason Calacanis

“You don’t need to know if the idea will succeed — just the person.”

Before You Learn to Code, Ask Yourself Why

Maya Prohovnik

"I believe that a good code school can be a potentially good place to get started with basic programming techniques for certain people with certain goals. (Note all the qualifiers in that sentence.)"

The Keys to Scaling Yourself as a Technology Leader

First Round

"We ended up creating a rule where we wouldn’t even start a project until everyone who was needed could be dedicated,” says Pisoni. “Then we’d put them together in a small, autonomous team that didn’t require any permissions or dependencies to get things done."

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