Tag: Quora

Bain’s Sarah Smith, former head of HR at Quora, will share the recruiting playbook at Early Stage

If you’re a startup that’s worried about building your team today for tomorrow’s successes you’re not going to want to miss our session with Bain Capital Ventures’ Sarah Smith at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 1 & 2. The current Bain Capital Ventures partner who invests in early to mid-stage companies saw what it was […] The post Bain’s Sarah Smith, former head of…

Why is Max Levchin against hiring managers?

Experience showed me time and again that many strong, already-cohesive teams almost subconsciously put new managers through an “earn your stripes” period where trust and confidence in the newly-installed leader is tested and, hopefully, built up.

This Google exec’s success shows how it pays off to invest in talent

Google is celebrated for its rigorously data-focused management and hiring culture. But the secret of one of its most successful executives, Sundar Pichai, lies in good old-fashioned team building. Currently a senior vice president at Google in charge of Chrome, Android, and apps, Pichai’s methods were discussed on a recent Quora thread, asking “What did…