Are Startup Engineers Untalented?

Posted in Engineering, Startups

It’s cool to do a technology startup. Conventional wisdom has been that employees from big companies get tired of the lack of impact, the bureaucracy and the middle management, and the ones who have smarts …

“I Don’t Know”

Posted in Interview

One thing that’s inevitable in a growing software company is that engineers are tasked with the chore of interviews, and I’ve done more than my fair share of talking with candidates through technical problems and …

Building from the Fountain of Youth

Posted in Hiring, Thoughts

A few months ago, I opined on that hiring not just A-players is a legitimate strategy; the gist was that, for most jobs and business models, “A players” simply were not required for all positions. …