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Scaling an engineering team: "Caliber"

Being tasked with growing a team and finding talent is a tough challenge. If you're in a place where the talent pool isn't as large as, say, San Francisco, you could be on a really bad spot. From a business perspective, whoever you choose to sign to the team can have an extremely positive effect on the product or an extremely bad effect on the product -- this is why you should always choose carefully who you decide to hire.

In building a team that executes and delivers effectively, I believe that the most important values of a high caliber team is the cohesiveness of the team (how well they work together in regards to execution), the shared vision (believing in where they need to go), and the ability to adapt to shifting environment variables (team learning, incremental improvement). Much like a hockey team that has a chance at the Stanley Cup, the only way to win it is for the team to fully understand the importance of supporting each other, believing in the vision, and alway…