Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on employee onboarding

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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1

Too many people focus on how good they are (or aren't) instead of how fast they are improving. I'd much rather hire someone who is growing exponentially than someone who has plateaued. The latter might be a great employee for a long time, the former will replace me.

2

I wonder if early employees know how grateful their newfound company is to them for joining. Every single hire was an incredible victory for us. But we were almost scared to tell them that because we thought maybe if they knew, they'd leave.

3

The more open we are as a company, the shorter new employee onboarding is. It also gets cheaper, because many SaaS products charge per user.

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