Firing People? 4 Practical Guidelines (And The 3 Questions) For Startups

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Hiring well is hard, firing is even harder, the person receiving the news has it hardest. Probably all CEOs at some point have to face such a situation – below are four practical guidelines for startups. 1) Individual Performance Issue – Three key questions to consider: Is it an ethical issue? Has it been investigated satisfactorily? Else if the person is not meeting expectations, is it something temporary or recent? Have they received feedback and help? As this person’s manager, what would you say if a new employer asks you for a reference? The stakes are high, the perils even…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.