Don’t Work With People Who Do Not Share Your Passion

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The biggest mistakes that I have made in start-ups is working with people who did not share the same world view and passions. Being an entrepreneur is an obsessive passion and when my partners and I didn’t share the same passion we were not working on the same page. I have learned to be very picky in choosing work passion … Read More

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Don’t Expect People To Stay

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It does not matter how much you pay them, give them mentorship, opportunities etc. Life changes and so do people. Plan for their exit and always have a 2nd in place who is capable.

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Don’t Hire Friends and Family

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First we would not hire friends and family. Second, we would be more demanding of employees and not treat them as friends. We would have been more productive if we were somewhat sterner.

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Don’t Hire Jerks

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I would have a “no jerks” rule and use the probationary period to fire jerks, no matter how talented and skillful they may be.

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Don’t Hire Part-Time Employees

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Don’t hire part-time employees thinking you’ll save money over a full-time employee. Part timers have somewhere else to be and are less productive than the person trying to impress you to move up the ladder.

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Don’t Befriend Employees

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Don’t think you are befriending your employees. They do not think of you as a friend and are there for one reason – to earn a paycheck. When they laugh at your jokes, it’s because they are plotting their next raise.

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Don’t Under Value Your Staff

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Don’t under-value your staff. Getting the right group of people who are self motiviated to get the job done, even if you have to pay them more, is what works best.

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