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The Startup Hustler

There are 3 types of people that are adding value to the startup ecosystem: hackers, designers & hustlers.

There are a lot of great articles out there about how to identify the first two types but not that much about how to spot a true "startup hustler".

There are 7 key characteristics you want to focus on: 

  1. A focus on results
  2. Impatience
  3. Shamelessness
  4. A strong follow up
  5. Dealing with rejection
  6. High values
  7. Resourcefulness

If you're looking to hire one and want to evaluate you should take all 7 into consideration. Let's look at them in more detail:

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