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Startup hiring: What to do when you discover your perfect candidate has a major flaw
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Startup hiring: What to do when you discover your perfect candidate has a major flaw

Every founder wants to hire only the best. But human beings are complex creatures. We all have our own unique strengths and weaknesses. So what do you do when you find someone who seems like the perfect fit, and then discover they suck at something important?
Steli Efti
4 min read
We tried to recruit these 2 people for 5 years. It was worth every minute.
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We tried to recruit these 2 people for 5 years. It was worth every minute.

Show up. Follow up. Follow through. The Hustle Formula. If there’s any real “secret” to success, that’s it.
Steli Efti
8 min read
Startup recruiting: Play the “Game of Weakness”
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Startup recruiting: Play the “Game of Weakness”

Interviews are like first dates, where the candidate and the interviewer try to pass off the best versions of themselves. Candidates sell you on their immaculate resumes, and some canned responses. You sell them on unlimited coconut water, and a foosball table.
Steli Efti
7 min read