5 Ways to Ruin the Rockstar Team in Your Startup

☠ Hire fast, fire slow

“Hire slow, fire fast.”

☠ Hire someone you would never work for

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

— Mark Zuckerberg

☠ Hire somebody with a big ego

“It’s better to have a hole in your team than an a**hole.”

— Anonymous

☠ Hire someone who culturally doesn’t fit

“Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.”

— Casey Stengel, American Major League Baseball manager

☠ When hiring, don’t listen to your heart but only to your brain

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



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