No single individual can see the world in its entirety. Cultures mix, customers are less heterogeneous, and we have more choices about how to do things. Harping on a single version of reality limits the number of people we can influence.
When a company makes the jump from one round of funding to another, a huge celebration is usually in order. Your pitch has paid off, you've got new partners on board, and the race is on to use your newfound and hard-earned resources to hire up and scale the business.
Anyone in business knows that having the right people in the right roles at the right time is critical. But getting that done is harder - and more important - than ever. So how can you attract high-quality applicants to your workforce?
Your online presence is one of the best ways to build identity capital and invest in your future. Don't throw that opportunity away by avoiding the digital sphere. Instead, focus on maintaining an active, positive online reflection of your personal brand.
What if you knew exactly what attributes were needed to have a Rock-Star in every position within your company? What if you could evaluate all new hires to help select high-potential candidates and know where they need coaching to perform at their best?
Over the course of placing hundreds of freelancers in contract positions at some of the biggest and smallest companies in the world, I've observed that certain companies know how to work with freelancers more effectively than others.
One of the worst things you can do as an entrepreneur (or celebrity, or politician, or, ahem, combination of all the above) is to surround yourself with Yes People: those who have an interest in hiding reality from you for their own benefit.