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Why mindset fit trumps culture fit for high-growth startups

Mindset fit startups

As a new founder and hiring a team for the first time, I’ve been grappling with the question of culture fit vs mindset fit vs experience fit. What are the best criteria to use when hiring someone at a high-growth startup?

Based on all my learnings from launching Trumpet, a B2B sales platform, I believe culture fit is hiring people with similar interests, attitudes on life, hobbies, personality dynamics and ways of socialising with others.

In a nutshell, if I put this group of people around a dinner table, would they all be able to relate to each other, chat comfortably and essentially grow a friendship? It’s important to note that this does not mean hiring the exact same people in terms of age, race and background. I think that’s a trap people think they need to fall into when hiring based on ‘culture’....