We recently asked our network of entrepreneurs for reading recommendations. Our list of books has been a hit on our blog, and we recently got a recommendation for insightful online reading.
A few key insights include:
- “People are not a company’s most valuable asset. The right people are.”
- 2“Look for the obviously bright people who are struggling in spots where they’re all but set up to fail. When you’re team building, those are the people you want to steal. This is how Brad Bird made the Pixar film “The Incredibles.” He targeted the brilliant but floundering.
In an interview with McKinsey Quarterly he said:
I said, “Give us the black sheep. I want artists who are frustrated. I want the ones who have another way of doing things that nobody’s listening to. Give us all the guys who are probably headed out the door.” A lot of them were malcontents because they saw different ways of doing things, but there was little opportunity to try them, since the established way was working very, very well. We gave the black sheep a chance to prove their theories, and we changed the way a number of things are done here.”