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Mike Anderson@mikeyanderson · Managing Director, Belief Agency
Here are some examples of this type of hiring happening manually (from: http://blog.goelevator.com/devel... Shane Becker, for instance, put his product dream team of 5 on the market. They all made the switch to a new company in roughly one month. (http://veganstraightedge.com/art...) Ryan Davis did the same with his team. (http://blog.zenspider.com/blog/2...) When Adel Smee’s employer went belly up, she wasn’t ready to leave the amazing team she built, so they put the whole team on the market. (http://chocolatetin.org/2015/09/...) Laszlo Block, Google’s CPO, wrote “Sometimes, though, we just hear about extraordinary people and do whatever it takes to get them, even if it means hiring entire teams and opening up offices for them.” pp 85 Work Rules!
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Dan Rosenshain@danr_4 · I try to be honest
A similar idea has crossed my mind - albeit not for employment - but for freelancing. I think freelancing is more suitable when grouping as a team, mainly for contractual reason. the 2 big isssues for me are: 1. For the hiring company - contracts are still individual - or are they paying the whole team and the team decides how to split it? is there even such a thing an employment contract for a team? surely each person needs his own contract. 2. What happens when you hire a team and one of the team members wants to quit? is it all or nothing re. team members? I think there's a big potential in the 'Team workers' area, but it is uncharted territories.
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@mikeyanderson · Managing Director, Belief Agency
@danr_4 great questions. We agree that the contracting side is interesting, in the future we may explore it. Contracts are all one by one. This actually happens fairly often, manually—I wrote a detailed blog post about how it works with some examples here: http://blog.goelevator.com/devel...
Greg Isenberg@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
Love this.
Matt Tsymbal@m3tthew · Founder/ CEO at Black shift labs
I love the video, did you done it by yourself?
Mike Anderson
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@mikeyanderson · Managing Director, Belief Agency
@m3tthew It's from beliefagency.com that's the company that I co-founded before Elevator :) I'm sure they'd love to talk.
Matt Tsymbal@m3tthew · Founder/ CEO at Black shift labs
@mikeyanderson absolutely love their showreel. insane
Mike Anderson
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@mikeyanderson · Managing Director, Belief Agency
@m3tthew Cool—they're awesome if you ever want to reach out.
Matt Tsymbal@m3tthew · Founder/ CEO at Black shift labs
@mikeyanderson i'm also work with video and motion design, but they are better than me :)
Archie Hicklin@suparchie · 📬 mailroom.press 🎨 archiehickl.in
@mikeyanderson @m3tthew the video animation is absolutely stunning! great product; awesome concept and a superb delivery. 💁
Philip Fung@philfung
Love the idea. Also, @ravigrover is pretty awesome.
Mike Anderson
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@mikeyanderson · Managing Director, Belief Agency
@philfung True that :)
Ravi Grover
Maker
@ravigrover
@philfung is also awesome :) thanks man.
Tim Annan@beanstalkomagic · Product, Slice
I think this is a really great idea. Looking forward to watching @ravigrover and team do amazing things with it!
Ravi Grover
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@ravigrover
@beanstalkomagic Thanks! I like Slice too!