Omar Sayyed I live my life one rap lyric at a time Omar Sayyed - I live my life one rap lyric at a time

CAN YOU BE A LEADER?

1. Can you eat last? Like being a good mother, you eat last or don’t eat at all. While I didn’t grow up destitute, my mother would constantly take food off of her plate and put it on ours. Growing up, I thought this was standard-mother-practice. Like my mother, a good leader knows when his/her… read more

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HIRE SOMEONE

A while back I was emailing with Jason Spievak who arguably is one of the best recruiters I’ve come across and our conversation really got me thinking. Everyone – including me – always talks about what you should or should not do during a job interview. But here are actual reasons why you probably will… read more

WHAT WRONG QUESTIONS MAY TEACH YOU ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES

Unless you’re in grade school learning about a science experiment, in real life, there are wrong questions. I’m sorry. I know this will upset some of you, but that’s the truth. You can ask the wrong question.     Last night, while having dinner with my wife, the topic of asking questions came up. My… read more

WORDS THAT WILL EARN YOU INSTANT CREDIBILITY

When we bring in new employees I tell them that working here is like getting to work in an office full of those really popular kids in high school that hung out at the quad. Only not popular but smart. Really smart. It is important when you work in an environment like ours, you can… read more

14 THINGS AMAZING EMPLOYEES DO FOR THEIR COMPANY

I often write about all cool things we do for our employees (and why we do them). I rarely get an opportunity to write about our employees and why they are so deserving. Everyday, I am blown away by how talented, passionate, caring, and smart our employees are. Some “A” players will have a few… read more

THE 8 PEOPLE THAT MADE ME WHO I AM

I try to inspire my employees. I’m not a muse and I don’t give great locker room speeches. But what I am really good at is leveling with people. I call them on their BS equally as quickly as I am giving them a hear-felt compliment when the situation calls for it. And so far,… read more

6 IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE YOU A GREAT LEADER

What makes you a great leader in your startup? I always stress this with my partners, Morgan and David. EVERY decision we make, at our level, has consequences for the rest of our startup – positive and negative. No decision is too small. For example, just changing the type of pens that get ordered can… read more