Maria Montero

Great Teams, UBI, Data Retention Policies, and Amazon HQ2

3 key secrets to building extraordinary teams

David Cancel, the CEO and founder of Driftwrote a deep dive on how to think about finding and recruiting the kinds of people who build amazing companies. Among the factors analyzed:

Scrappiness (importance: 35%)

The Four Most Revealing Words A New Employee Can Say: “I’ll figure it out.” If you find someone who says that (and you can move on), you know that you have found someone with the drive, someone who will jump in. Take on any challenge and help move the company forward. But to clarify, the kind of drive I look for in new hires is different from traditional ambition. Because traditionally ambitious people, while working hard, tend to obsess over their own rise up the corporate ladder. They always have an eye on the next title change, from manager to director, director to vice president, or vice president to C-suite, and that influences their performance. That’s why a decade ago, while running my previous Performable company, I added a new requirement to our job descriptions: “Scrappiness.” Today, it is one of our leadership principles at Drift.

Scandalous people don’t trust titles or defined sets of responsibilities. Instead, they do whatever it takes to get the job done, even when no one is watching, and even if the tasks they are performing may be considered “under their heading.”

Takeaway from F8 and the next phase of Facebook

We had a very informative conference call with our own Josh constine Y Frederic Lardinois, which were being registered since From Facebook F8 conference in san jose this week. In case you couldn’t join us, the transcript and audio have been released for Extra Crunch members: