At doola, we think of ourselves as a pro sports team, not a rec league team. This means we have stars in every position. Being a team does not mean we don't have or share values that families have (trust, communication, close-knit bonds, etc) but it does mean we are insistent on high performance. Why? Because the average startup unfortunately dies. The startups that succeed are extraordinary and the only way to be extraordinary is to have an extraordinary team of high performers. Michael Siebel, CEO of YCombinators talk on Extraordinary vs Ordinary
and is a must-watch on this topic. Again, we don’t measure work or performance on how many hours are worked; we care about accomplishing great results. B-level performance with A-effort isn’t what we’re looking for at doola; A-level performance is, and it's rewarded with more responsibility and great pay.