Mohsin Khan

August 5th, 2014

I am interviewing a lead programmer and I have already done the 'cultural fit' test and found they were a good match. Now I am trying to see what... More

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Thomas Knoll I get to help people build their ideas and their teams

February 19th, 2013

Having the hardest time right now deciding whether a designer needs to be one of our first hires, or whether we can just contract out the work for... More

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Michael Hong CEO / Co-Founder of Digital Media Rights LLC

April 22nd, 2015

My dilemma. Recently hired a backend developer to create a website for one of our channels, borrowing many elements from an existing... More

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Randar Puust Technical co-founder looking for a great idea to build

March 30th, 2016

I’m helping a startup that has a fairly unique culture and is looking to hire technical staff.  One of the problems is that too many of the applicants... More

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June 5th, 2015

What do you think about joining a startup that pays no salary or significantly under market (like 1/3) as a non-cofounder? What would make the promise... More

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Stas Oskin

January 29th, 2015

I have a long time non-technical friend (specializing in marketing), who have recently launched a social start-up and attracted... More

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August 14th, 2015

If the CTO came from a huge tech company and had never worked for anyone else, would you still consider hiring them in that sort of leadership position... More

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Adrian Andrade Creative Director at emPower

March 10th, 2015

I'm interviewing early hires for our company. As part of the diligence process, I'm asking for references if I feel the candidate... More

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Mohsin Khan

July 11th, 2014

I am a founder of an early stage e-commerce start up and am trying to find a lead programmer who will hopefully become CTO. I've taken a couple Java... More

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Joey Nima Investment Banker at Wells Fargo

July 30th, 2015

My first instinct is to hire someone who’s younger and savvy, already has a decent personal following on Twitter, Instagram, etc. But what other benchmarks... More

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