11 (More) Must-Read Articles on Building World-Class Teams
Here’s a follow-up article to “21 Must-Read Articles on Building World-Class Teams“, a post I wrote about six weeks ago. Enjoy! (As always, I should mention in passing that if you’re interested in being a part of world-class team, RG Labs is hiring.)
#1 – Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders – Solid article from Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures.
#2 – How To Run A Company That Engineers Actually Want To Work For -Business Insider isn’t normally the first place I’d think to look for advice on hiring engineers but this article is actually really good.
#3 – On Finding and Working with Software Engineers – How the heck did I miss the one the first time around?! One of the better articles I’ve read on the topic.
#4 – Ranting about the quality of developers – Fairly straightforward but good overview of hiring engineers.
#5 – Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast – I don’t know that I fully agree with Suster here but well worth a read. Interesting to note the difference in philosophy between this article and Cult Creation.
#6 – – 25 Things that make hiring technical talent much easier My friend Charlie bringing the heat. Here’s another good post from him on the topic: “Startup Recruiting Hacks“.
#7 – How to (Fucking) Hire Developers – A very opinionated (and mostly awesome) article about how to hire developers.
#8 – How to Hire a Great Web Designer, With Y Combinator’s Garry Tan – This doesn’t get talked about enough and few know more about the topic than Garry. Great complement to Jason Putorti’s Quora post “How to Interview a Designer” and Chris Zacharias’s “Hiring Front-End Engineers“.
#9 – Hiring: The Lake Wobegon Strategy – Short but simple post from the Google Research blog about the dangers of hiring “above the mean”.
#10 – How to assemble the perfect team – A person-by-person analysis of hiring in a startup along with lessons learned. I wish more startups did this.
#11 – Recruit Top Talent Like Ari Gold From Entourage – Woot! Love listening to my boy Ethan talk on this topic. Read everything he writes on the topic.
What have I missed? Let me know in the comments!