E930 Scaling Your Startup E4 "Team": hiring, outsourcing, HR, structure, comp, firing, tough choices

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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.

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Show notes:

0:33 - Jason introduces LAUNCH Managing Directors, Jason Demant and Jacqui Deegan.

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

11:33 - Co-founder and first hires: less than 10 employees, more than 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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