The bottleneck with developing new companies and innovative technology used to be funding. These days, it's talent.
Altay Guvench, partner and co-founder at 10x Management, gave iMedia Agency Summit attendees a taste of what's to come.
Guvench's company, 10x Management, for example, has created a new way for companies to find qualified talent. It's less like a headhunter and more like a talent agency.
"We work for the talent," Guvench noted. "Our mission is to optimize the happiness."
Part of what Guvench's company does is help its pool of freelancers achieve the growing desire for work/life balance. Some of them want to take over the world, but sost of them just want the freedom. They want the ability to work from home. "They work for three months, and then take a month off to travel," Guvench explained.
His company is seeing that there's a sweet spot where people like to work 20-30 hours a week. Some of them spend a portion of their days working for Guvench's clients, and then focus on their own businesses on the side. "It's a way to de-risk entrepreneurship," he explained.
Although 10x Management's talent includes Ivy League pedigrees, quite a few of them come from non-traditional backgrounds. Guvench told the... Read more