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How to hire - Sam Altman

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*Spend more time on it.

*In the beginning, get your hands dirty.

*Look for smart, effective people.

*Have people audition for roles instead of interviewing for them.

*Focus on the right ways to source candidates.

*Have a mission, and don’t be surprised at how much selling you’ll

have to do.

*Hire people you like.

*Have a set of cultural values you hire for.

*Don’t compromise.

*Be generous with compensation packages, but mostly with equity.

*Watch out for red flags and trust your gut.

*Always be recruiting. 

*Fire fast.

*Put a little bit of rigor around the hiring process.

*Don’t hire. 

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