Be distributed because it’s cooler, not cheaper

Be distributed because it’s cooler, not cheaper

There are two motivations that drive the creation of distributed teams or companies: it’s cheaperthere just isn’t any available people locally There’s nothing wrong with these motivations as starting point, but if they become your sole driver for...
My biggest hiring secret: text interviews

My biggest hiring secret: text interviews

I built a kick-ass team of 6 developers in little over 6 weeks, by myself, doing all the hiring and without using any recruiters. When I tell people how I did it there’s one aspect of my hiring process that raises the most eyebrows: text interviews. When...
From bank to Google, what’s your staff onboarding like?

From bank to Google, what’s your staff onboarding like?

I remember two onboarding experiences the most. Joining Google was an amazing experience, I felt like a hero in a hero’s parade. Joining a Swiss Investment Bank made me question my life choices. Google At Google, I had clear instructions sent to me well in...
Talk to each other, you are missing out

Talk to each other, you are missing out

For the past few weeks I’ve been talking to entrepreneurs, trying to help with their problems. I’ve heard both of these statements repeated a few times: Marketing is easy, but coding is impossible.Marketeers and Building a thing is fun, but then I have no...
How can the price of oil or anything be negative?

How can the price of oil or anything be negative?

The price of oil being negative is clearly a milestone of sorts, but $0 is not such a special price point. It feels special, it feels different, specially to consumers, but it’s not. I won’t explain why oil got so low. There’s a mix of a pandemic...
Finding a co-founder for your startup

Finding a co-founder for your startup

Update: this list is now being maintained on it’s own page: Finding a co-founder Someone recently contacted me at MicroMentor with a few questions about their startup, including, how to proceed without a business partner. I told him he should probably find one...