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When hiring people for his team (whether it’s at Google or the startups he founded before joining Google X), “it’s all about intensity and the ability to survive ups and downs, he says.”
“When we launched our balloons, the first 60 burst—60!” Cassidy says. “We stuck to it. You can find the type of person. True character comes out during stress, and if they start pointing fingers, you don’t want that. You want to find somebody who’s gone through stress and can sustain a good attitude.”
The downside: She has to use a Blackberry…which is so 1990’s. Also, basic things like IT upgrades take a long time to push through.
The upside: Working in the federal government is one of the most significant, impactful thing a technical person can do….affecting hundreds of millions of people.
“I actually think that working in the federal government, or state or local, is one of the most significant things that a technical person can do,” Smith says.
It’s backed by venture capital from Y Combinator and Designer Fund, and some call the service the Dropbox for designers.
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