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StartupPro: How to set up and grow a tech business by Martin Zwilling

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Recognizing and hiring the smartest people for your startup team

The best way to reduce mentoring requirements on your team is to hire help, not just helpers. Helpers do what you say, while good help does what you need, without you saying anything. People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you, at least in their domain. Top entrepreneurs spend more time putting the right team in place to accomplish their objectives than spending time on any other components of their job.

A few entrepreneurs are so in love with themselves (narcissistic) that they insist on answering every question and making every decision. This is not only impossible, but also counterproductive. Effective entrepreneurs team with or employ people who can provide ...

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