E930: Scaling Your Startup, “Team”: First hires, outsourcing, HR, org structure, compensation, firing & other tough choices with Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH Managing Director Ashley Whitehurst & LAUNCH President Samantha August — E4 of 10-ep miniseries

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Episode Four: Scaling Your Startup, “Team”: Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH Managing Director Ashley Whitehurst & LAUNCH President Samantha August walk through first hires, outsourcing, HR, org structure, compensation, firing & other tough choices you face when you scale.

Show notes:

0:33 – Jason introduces LAUNCH Managing Director, Ashley Whitehurst, and LAUNCH President, Samantha August.

 

3:31 – Co-founder and first hires: skillsets, and equity.

 

11:33 – Co-founder and first hires: <10 employees, >10 employees, and remote vs. office.

 

9:56 – Jason thanks sponsor Eight Sleep. Get the sleep you deserve and supercharge your health & productivity at eightsleep.com/twist.

 

18:10 – In-house vs. outsourcing.

 

24:49 – Jason thanks sponsor Zendesk. To see if you qualify for a year of Zendesk’s products for free, visit zendesk.com/twist.

 

26:59 – Hiring and HR tools: structure and process.

 

31:54 – Organizational structure: ownership, org chart, and adapting.

 

39:57 – Firing: performance improvement plan, documentation, professionalism, and communication.

 

53:30 – Compensation: conversations, homework, creativity, and stock plans.

 

1:07:45 – Tough choices: trusting your gut, and avoiding blurred lines.

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