A couple of months ago I had a “moment” while chatting with a Minnesota angel investor... this would be a really good conversation to blog about. Problem was (is) I need to be careful to take out names and not give out info that could lead back to the person and I need their permission to use some of what we spoke about.
Most folks have been OK with me talking about our conversation so this is my first try with this...
This week I had a Minnesota startup CEO say to me:
“But Paul, I don’t have time to recruit.”
And I sat there with a blank stare trying not to react. My mind is yelling:
“Whaddya mean you don’t have time?!?!?!?!”
I have heard this multiple times this year and each time I do my best not to react.
Reasons given range from: raising money, coding a beta, managing the team, product development... you know, all the things that a startup CEO does.
I get that... I get that all of that is important.
So is recruiting.