Steve. Long time no talk (think ardent, wegbreit days). The world-class team lesson rings true to me after 30 years recruiting those guys/gals to startups. I am about to turn down a chance to do a CFO search for a founder who has raised $9mm of VC for his 16-person company. He hired his first CFO from Craigslist (who, no surprise, is not a fit), he wants to pay any recruiter 15% of 150K (too low salary to attract a star performer and too low fee to attract a star recruiter), and he “doesn’t have time” to meet me face-to-face. By his own words he is leading a “cult” – reality-distortion indeed, but not building a TEAM.