How to Hire Executives

Josh McFarland, Greylock Partners

Josh McFarland of Greylock Partners shares advice from peers about how to hire senior-level executives to work at a startup. He discusses the concept of “confident humility,” the need to thoroughly check references, and having board members who will call out your own issues. McFarland underscores the importance of learning how to argue well, so confrontations become constructive and informative.