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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Talent, Startups, Big & Organized
Increasingly the startup magic is definitely reaching a larger number of professionals around the world. Auren Hoffman writes that big companies are losing their “A” players and they’re struggling to attract “B” players. In an industry where everything is about people, large tech companies are in trouble because they are losing the talent war. And keep in mind, an “A” player in an organization can usually produce the same results as three “B” players. He asks, Why would you want to join a big high tech company (Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, HP, Oracle, or Cisco) when you can join a cool startup? At a big company you’re stuck with corporate politics, paralysis decision making, and a lack of getting things done. At a small company you’re having fun, pursuing your dream, and actually getting things done. I can neither agree nor disagree with Auren. Kathy Sierra points out the differences between startups vs big established concerns. No doubt big companies can be stifling( most of the time in big companies go into meets and conference calls), but they come with a set of many plus –infrastructure, system, customer base, brand etc. There are mavericks and self driven people who would make headway under any circumstances – there are some who would like to try out something new. These people would find startups very likeable. However for a majority it may not be all that suitable. One has to respect both perspectives and positions – the world is big enough to find right talent for both the streams and full of opportunities.
(Image Courtesy :Kathy Sierra)
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