I hired 2 of them.
Visbanking was fairly new – just me and 1 other guy.
I decided to work from Colombia for a month with my family there as a working vacation.
Out of nowhere, the business suddenly took off.
We did more in that 1 month than the rest of company history combined.
And I won’t lie…
I was a little scared.
My little “team” of me + 1 couldn’t handle this much new business this fast.
Especially not while I was away from home.
We needed help.
I needed Data Scientists.
And I felt like there had to be some nearby.
So I hired 2 freelancers to reach out to as many data scientists as they could find near Bogota, and invite them for beer at Bogota Beer Company at Parque 93 in a few days.
A few days passed and I grabbed my interpreter and headed to BBC at Parque 93.
Over 50 people showed up!
And it turns out, nearly all of them spoke good English.
I didn’t even need my interpreter.
We drank, laughed, talked business,
And by the end of the night, I had 2 new employees.
If I didn’t act quickly, “Too much business” could have become a genuine problem.
But good things happen when you take action quickly.
Digging deep on banks is what I do.
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