Top 10 most pause-worthy movie moments.
In college I was weary of having a first interview via phone. I thought that it was an inefficient way to get to know me. Now that I am on the flip side, I find phone interviews very useful in terms of weeding out bad candidates.
Two thoughts on phone interviews:
1) Prepared vs….
Do your homework. Properly prepare for phone interviews to show authentic interest in the position.
As a startup, the only way to tell if anyone truly cares is if you disappear. You don’t need to disappear for long, but if your service or product is unavailable for a period of time and users or clients get upset or complain, then you know they care.
Think about Twitter. When it used to…
Interesting perspective on determining the value of your business; customer perceived value in the form of reliance, not price.
My only concern would be with replacement products. In certain industries a product, as Alex mentioned, may be “nice to have,” but others might have higher barriers to replace. For example, if/when Pipedrive is down (my CRM), then I cannot simply utilize a replacement product (e.g. Nutshell, Zoho, Salesforce, etc.).
I received an email last week from a friend. She wanted my feedback on the best way to ask someone she knows if they would be open to accepting an introduction. Her friend, Steven, had asked her for an introduction to Rachel. This is what I shared with her.
First Step: Ask Steven for a…
Double opt-in introductions.
This post originally appeared on the Rough Draft Ventures blog on Tuesday, March 5th.
By John Brennan
Partner, Rough Draft Ventures
I’m thrilled to announce that Rough Draft Ventures is investing $20,000 in Balbus, Inc.
This is exciting for us not only because it is our first…
Congrats to both John & the Rough Draft Ventures team. Having been a patient of traditional speech therapy for years, and an entrepreneur pre/post-college, I am a strong supporter of both this venture and fund. Looking forward to updates.