Jason Calacanis, the scrapping entrepreneur built Weblogs and sold it AOL for $25 million. He is hard at work with his latest start-up Mahalo. He has a direct, immersive approach to managing people.  In hiring process, he says he tries to "scare people." 

I don’t think Jason is really scary.  This interview is quite informative and positive.

In the high wire act of bootstrapping a business with a small staff, getting the right crew is essential.  In this interview done last week in Manhattan with Mary Kathleen Flynn of The Deal’s TechConfidential, he provides the metaphor of assembling a star basketball team.  We agree.

— Andy Plesser

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