If you aren’t doing this yet, you will – this is the future and the future is now.
“Since 2001 Coroflot has collected and reported salary information from tens of thousands of design and creative professionals around the world. “
“This paper presents the results of the first stage of a research project begun in 1971, and continuing, to study patterns in the process of strategy formation.”
via @mrflip. This breakdown matches my experiences, both good and bad, perfectly. Anyone running a startup or thinking about it should read this fully. Those in a larger company could learn a lot as well – these principles work for small teams within a larger organization, which are often a business within a business.
Hiring the right people is critically important in a quickly growing startup. Each new hire can significantly change the company in a good or bad way. There is a saying that A players hire A players and B players hire C players and I am a big believer in only hiring leaders, future leaders and key contributors. B players hire grinders and losers. The difference between a grinder and a loser is work ethic, grinders have it, losers don’t, but neither have ambition. That being said, anyone can change, but don’t hire them until they do.
On a side note, knowing some of the great people at Infochimps, I can attest to the fact that Nick and Flip walk the walk when it comes to recruiting talent. They’ve put together one hell of a team that anyone would be proud to be a part of.
Take a couple of minutes to read Nick’s full post as well as the other pieces on his site, it’s good stuff.