What Was Day 1 Like? June 14, 2011 at 01:42AM
The skills I look for in recruits now are often completely different to the ones I looked for only a decade ago. But I do know exactly what kind of people I will want to hire in ten years' time.
1. Honesty, Trustworthiness
2. Adaptability, Flexibility
3. Commitment, Accountability
Good: Seeing and approaching the world in a way that truly benefits those around you.
Global: openness to new experiences and new ideas, as well as the ability to make new connections and to create new combinations.
Grit: It spurs you on when others give up and gives you the grip you need to forge ahead.
We talked about how Nate and Natty learned to program. When they came up with the idea for Everlater, they were both young finance geeks on wall street. Nate was a math major; Natty was a econ major, but neither had a clue how to build a web app. They decided that rather than find a “developer” to team up with, they would learn how to program.
I regularly get asked questions (via email, face to face, and this blog) by non-technical entrepreneurs how they should get started if they don’t have a technical co-founder. There are a variety of answers – one is “learn to program.” In Nate and Natty’s case it’s worked out great and their story is an instructive one. So we’ve decided to work on a series of blog posts together about their story of how they learned to program, the resources they used, decisions they made, struggles they had.
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