I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.
There have been dozens of amazing blog posts and Quora answers about evaluating founding teams. And, of course, I look for the typical stuff (intelligence, drive, credibility, integrity, market understanding, learning curve, etc). There are also a few things I look for that I haven't seen many people write about, and I thought I'd share a few.