Building an orchestra of rockstars

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  1. agile+

  2. hiring

  3. graduation

Our strengths

Waterfall

Agile

Agile+

Agile+

Hiring

2 types:

pros and smarts

Pro: we hire you

You know what to do

Bring a buddy.

Smart: intern first

You learn what to do

Who is the smartest student you know?

Do not hire rockstars

Grow them

"senior": 800 

"junior": 150

Openings

Training

Book clubs

Meaningful projects

Open source

"My story" presentation

How do you manage people who quit?

The divorce aproach

Shame / traitor approach

Dead

approach

Time = more people who have left the company

Time = more people who have left the company

Time = more people who have left the company

Time = more people who have left the company

Time = more people who have left the company

It is Ok

Average time at a startup

1.5 - 2 years

Graduation

Harvard Sq, Cambridge

Freedom Tower, NYC

github.com/kensho

@kensho

An orchestra of rockstars

By Gleb Bahmutov

An orchestra of rockstars

Hiring, training and graduation approaches that work for us at Kensho (data analysis and machine intelligence company in Boston and NYC)

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