Engineering Recruiting and Early Days Quotes from True University

Some great ones like this:

“There is a secret to closing [a hire] when the person you’re hiring already works at a big company. You say, ‘Out of the 12,000 people there, only 200 people do all the coding and create the product. All the others are there to tell you why you can’t do what you want to do. None of those guys work for us.’”—Amit Kumar,


“A startup is a temporary organization whose purpose is to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. There is no such thing as a 15-year-old startup. There’s a three-year-old startup attached to a 12-year-old failure.”—Steve Blank, author and retired serial entrepreneur

Full post here – thanks to Wade Roush of Xconomy for the write up.

One thought on “Engineering Recruiting and Early Days Quotes from True University

  1. Only in a start-up a person can do what other say “it can’t be done”
    In his farewell post from Facebook Joe Hewitt said: “Working at Facebook was like having my own startup…” and therefor he said: “the best employer I’ve ever had”

    I think peoples (the good ones) need a place that they can make a change

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