THE SHOW: Hire What You Suck At

Episode 3.2 featuring 49ers QB Thad Lewis





As an NFL quarterback, Thad Lewis has a couple of things working in his favor that translate well to becoming an entrepreneur, including available capital and great connections. But there are also areas he's not 100% versed on, like technology and marketing. Oh yeah, he also doesn't have a lot of time on his hands. His day job is a little more than 40 hours a week.

Even the best entrepreneurs aren't going to be good at everything. And even the most well-funded entrepreneurs don't want to lose too much control by farming out too many parts of the business. Startup is be a constant struggle of learn versus hire, no matter how long you've been at it.

So where do you start? And how do you start?

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Well, it makes the most sense to start hiring for things you're not good at. But you have to be careful here. Every entrepreneur should know enough about every last part of their business, so that they know what's working and they know when it stops working.

Learn versus hire is something every entrepreneur has to understand about themselves, what do they know, what don't they know, and how do they find the right people to fill the gaps in their own skill sets.


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