How to build a Rock Star Team (ASMP strictly business)

The team Steve Job modeled his business after: The Beatles.

Steve Jobs built teams at Apple based on an interesting business model: the Beatles

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”  ~Steve Jobs

The only reason to create a team is to reach a dream that you are incapable of achieving by yourself. So how do we build strong teams that can accomplish amazing goals? In order to have a powerful team you need two things in balance: trust and a kind of tug-of-war. Let me explain: Trust. When I build teams, I am looking for the best I can afford for the job. Period. By definition this means people who are better than I am in the position I hire them for. If I need a sound guy, I want to hire the person who has 20 years of motion picture sound recording under his belt. If I’m looking for a retoucher, I want the guy who can work circles around my Photoshop skills. Excellent teams are made up of the best experts you can get your hands on. Working with the top people, though, requires trust; trust to let them do their job so that the end result can be better than what you could achieve. However … – Read the complete post at ASMP’s blog: Strictly Business

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