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Vinod Khosla: New CEOs Should Spend More Than 50% Of Their Time Recruiting (TCTV) | TechCrunch

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VK: I think the single, most important fact about doing a startup is being clear about your vision and not let it get distorted by what pundits and experts tell you. But the second most important thing is finding the right team, and that’s really, really hard, because people tend to look for people around them and so it’s the person who they happen to know as opposed to the best possible person they can find…You know, I was relentless, took a lot of time, I used to say when I was starting my first company, I was more of a glorified recruiter than a CEO or a founder. I really spent well over 50% of my time recruiting, and I encourage all entrepreneurs to try and do that.

The other 50% should be spent with customers, employees, and investors.

Which has a lot in common with recruiting.

It's all about people.

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