Falling in love

One of the things I have learned when working to build a startup team is that if you run a recruitment process trying to find the right co-founders, there is a huge risk you will eventually get to talk to people basically looking for a job. Like in a normal recruitment process? Duuh! Saying this…

Models (kind of) suck

Once upon a time I loved models. I even spent a significant chunk of my own savings getting to know them better in fancy locations around the world. Models? Work related models, of course. The kind of models you would use for modelling concepts, businesses and such. What did you think? Never mind. The point…

Interview more, not less

Hiring for a key role in a new startup is both interesting and frightening. You get the opportunity to meet great people, who have invested time and interest in what you’re going to do, and you really need to make sure you end up with the right one. It can be tempting to just interview…

How to short circuit recruitment

I am currently recruiting for a Head of Product of our new MedTech X. During that process I have already learned some valuable lessons that I wanted to share with you in case you are also looking to recruit. Here goes: Ditch the standard application process. If you are recruiting for anyone outside of a…

Show your ugliness

When you try to do something completely new, the only way you will know whether customers like it or reject it is if you show it to them. This is precisely the argument for why you should be running experiments again and again, as you try to move forward from idea to a product or…