Investors often suggest to founders that they should aim to hire people who are more experienced than them in a specific discipline. Doing so raises the experience bar for the whole company and allows them to solve problems faster. But is there something to be said for making space in your company for raw talent too? Can you justify the extra time you would need to train them on the job? Conversely, can you give experienced talent enough of a challenge to want to stay with you for a while? And if they’re just repeating what they’ve already done before, will you end up repeating a playbook that by definition will mean you aren’t innovating? In today’s episode, Mark and David weigh up the pros and cons of both conventional and unconventional hires and talk about the benefits of getting founders more involved in the hiring process. 


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