Recruiting and managing people is a very important area for a startup founder. I have seen lots of talented individuals who are not able to run a startup because they are not able to manage people around them even though they are domain experts. The most important thing I learned at Paytm was the importance of a team in building a Unicorn startup. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm has built a great core team around him which helps him to manage Paytm even though the startup has been having super growth over the last few years.
In this series of blog posts I will be starting from the qualities of a great founder and slowly covering topics related to co-founder hiring, core team hiring and expansion into a corporation.
Some Suggested Books To Read
- High Output Management
- Thinking, Fast and Slow
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
- Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Blog Posts On Startup HR