After reading 60 books in 2018, I set myself a target of reading 78 books (50% more) during 2019, and I failed quite miserably — closing the year with 52 books read, around one per week.

As usual, I’d love to share my full list along with some notes and…


For 2018, I set my reading goal at 60 books — and I’d love to share with you some of the books that I read that most impacted me this year.

We all know that some books have the power to change our lives, or to change the way that…


When you look at people who are tremendously successful, there is often one characteristic that they tend to share — they read a lot. …


Originalmente publicado na Revista Human Resources Portugal em 16–05–2017.

Hoje em dia, cada vez mais profissionais de topo tomam a decisão de trocar empregos em empresas grandes e estabelecidas por pequenas startups. …


Hi. I’m Gil and I’m the COO of Hole19 Golf. I recently made a life changing decision, and I’d love to tell you about it.

Imagine you worked for one of the hottest startups in the world for its respective field. One that had raised hundreds of millions of dollars…


CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve managed to hire a new colleague to join your company. That’s great news.

You’ve done the hardest part, and now comes the part that many companies (foolishly) seem to ignore, but that is absolutely essential if you want your new amazing hire to have as much impact…


In the past few posts, we discussed how to prepare, plan, structure and execute your hiring strategy. So hopefully by now you’ve been able to start interviewing people and moving them through your hiring process.

However, finding the right people to join your team is a difficult and…


If only it was always this easy…

If you’ve been reading my previous posts then you should already have a good idea of how you can get plenty of candidates into your funnel (let’s call it a pipeline), regardless of whether you’re using an active strategy or a passive one. Congratulations, you’ve done the easiest part.

The…


Hard practice. Easy fight.

Many companies only think about hiring once they’re actually in a pinch, and after rushing to hire someone, they usually forget all about it, only to repeat their efforts once they again need to hire someone. Rinse. Repeat.

But what if I told you that there are ways to…


You’re never going to find what you’re looking for if you don’t know where to look for it.

You already know who it is that you want to hire, why you are hiring them, what skills they need to have, and by when you should hire them. That’s awesome, now you need to draft up a game plan of how you’re going to find this person.

If…

Gil Belford

Advisor and investor. Obsessed with VC, apps and all things internet-related. Lover of food, wine and dogs.

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