March 31, 2014

Why You will Never Ever Hire a "B Player" Again

Was wowed by this powerful quote I'd heard yesterday: "You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with." (It's attributed to Jim Rohn.)

It seemed to be much more powerful than the famous Silicon Valley mantra of "A Players hire A Players; B Players hire C Players."

Since for most working professionals (and especially so for entrepreneurs) almost all the 5 people (that we spend the most time with) are likely to be co-workers, why would we ever hire a "B Player" again?

Arun Natarajan is the Founder & CEO of Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of data and analysis on private company transactions, valuations and financials in India. Click Here to learn about Venture Intelligence products that help entrepreneurs Reach Out to Investors, Research Competition, Learn from Experienced Entrepreneurs and Interact with Peers. Includes the Free Deal Digest Weekly Newsletter: India's First & Most Exhaustive Transactions Newsletter.