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Venturefest Business MAsterclass - Chris Tanner

Venturefest Business MAsterclass - Chris Tanner


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  • 1. Building the team
  • 2. Small companies need generalists Big companies need specialists
  • 3. Where do the founders fit?- CEO, Product, CTO, Sales, Marketing?- Hire for your weaknesses- Focus on doing your own job well- Keep watching, measuring and talking- Trust your metrics- Trust your instincts
  • 4. Hire people thatunderstand your customers
  • 5. Execution =Quality, on time.
  • 6. Planning &communication
  • 7. If youre a “starter” ... … hire a “finisher”
  • 8. Find someone who’s enthusiastic. Someone you cantrust to get things done when left alone. Someonewho’s suffered at a bigger, slower company and longsfor a new environment. Someone who’s excited tobuild what you’re building. Someone who hates thesame things you hate. Someone who’s thrilled to climbaboard your train.37signals - “Getting Real”