Articles by Alexandr Wang
- Hire people who give a shit
Alexandr argues that when hiring new employees, the most important thing is to find people who genuinely care about the company's mission and work. People who are passionate and work hard are essential for a startup to succeed. As the company grows, it becomes easier to hire people who see it as a credential rather than a cause they believe in. Alexandr looks for candidates who have a history of being deeply passionate about their work, putting in long hours, and caring deeply about the outcome. He claims that most people do not truly care about their work, pointing out that many engineers at big companies only work 5 hours a day. The company's culture, not perks, determines its success.