Talent Management
Stop Wasting Resources on Improving Weaknesses!

Stop Wasting Resources on Improving Weaknesses!

So here is my question for the many organizations that have an unhealthy fascination with improving the weaknesses of their talent: How was Michael Jordan in baseball?.. Exactly! I started my career as a talent agent. Yes, a talent agent in the entertainment industry....

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How To Hire Top Talent Without Paying Recruiters

How To Hire Top Talent Without Paying Recruiters

As a Chief Business Hacker, one of the top things I love to do is recruit talent. The exhilaration I get from finding a team member who is going to help elevate everyone is like winning a race. Recruiting is hard; it is very hard. In my experience, recruiting the...

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When it comes to talent, startups are like restaurants

When it comes to talent, startups are like restaurants

Since I usually recruit talent for my teams, I often hear from acquaintances how they know someone “just so perfect, so well-rounded, so capable, so lacking of faults” that would be perfect for our startup world. These fantasy referrals often come from 1) those who...

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Earned vs. Need-Based Loyalty

Earned vs. Need-Based Loyalty

Call me old fashioned, but I cringe every time I hear another claim about how we are moving into the age of “careerism” and “just in time staffing”. Why? Because we always hear about this fad right at the tail end of every downturn.  It’s like herpes spread by some...

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How To Build Your Startup Core Team

How To Build Your Startup Core Team

I had a really fun conversation with a founder of a great company with fantastic potential today and we covered many topics, one of which prompted me to write this article. Securing money and investors are not always the biggest issue keeping startup founders awake at...

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