Hiring seems to be like a big pain for an organization. Twitter and other platforms have many postings by various founders.
Hiring is not an art or a science. It is more to do with treating humans as they are. Most of these companies treat engineers as resources with salary being key incentives. This incentive works until your competitor pays them 2X-5X because he has raised a lot of money.
To hire and keep your team motivated you to have to be honest with them and treat them like a stakeholder. They should feel like part of the big operating system. Some founders tend to get good early employees by following this principle. As they grow and demand from investors changes, they forget the principle. That is the time when many old veterans leave and yes the incentives of ESOP does no good.
What we become has a lot to do with the environment around us, people we are connected to. This close-knit of connection is what differentiates us from other animals. Wherever we go, live and make a colony we try to build a community.
Most religions followed the same approach for its spread.
How will your parents feel if you make them visit and live with you? Anyone will say a great idea.
Thinking deep inside and asking the same will make you feel it’s like a cage and they have made to fit in it.
The life we are living in metros and the ever growing need for more leaves little time to spend with them. Even when we are with them in the same house, we are hooked to our own parallel world or mobile phone, laptop, and other gadgets.
Will you feel happy if your kids will make you visit them and spend the least time with you?
Epictetus was a Stoic philosopher. He was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability. Like Socrates, he too had not written anything. Some of his students collected his sayings and converted it into an Enchiridion (a book containing essential information on a subject.)I remember Chetan telling me about this book while I was in my journey of finding myself. We visited Blossom Book House where it was unavailable and hence I ordered an e-copy.
The original book was written in Greek centuries ago. Over the period, it has been translated into many languages. I liked the translation by William Abbott Oldfather.
I have shared this link with many of you and many of my tweets has Epictetus discourses.
After J. Krishnamurti, Epictetus has been the closest one whose teaching I could closely relate to. I have shared my kindle note of the book earlier, but I don’t think it is sufficient. We all have our own journey.