Your greatest asset
is not people. It’s the right people. People that might not be optimally suited for your company will make you waste time, money, and energy. Great people will create a great company. Average people make average companies. It might be hard to say, but this is something Marissa Mayer is doing at Yahoo! So if you are a small start-up, this is even more important. Convince the right people to come with you, and then let you be led by them. Their goals will excel.