#Hustle

by Harley Finkelstein

Entrepreneur // Lawyer // Lover // Menace // Shopify CPO

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[Job Posting] You need to “hustle” your way in.

I am looking to hire someone incredible to join our BD team here at Shopify. The process however is going to be a little different than usual. I’m not accepting applications, written or digital, and I’m not taking any direct interview requests.

Instead, if you’re really interested in interviewing for this role, you’ll need to “hustle” your way in. There are no rules, no “best” practices, and as long as you don’t offend or disrupt anyone, and are respectful, you may use any tactic or idea.

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We are looking for someone to join our team who thinks differently about problems. We want someone who has the creativity to identify a particular partnership opportunity, the experience & analytical skills to develop the right pitch, and the tenacity to see it through to execution.

As a team, we have a unique mentality. We believe that asking for forgiveness is better than asking for...

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‘Foster The People’

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Within a few days of starting law school it became apparent to me that my original business (a promotional apparel company) was going to have to drastically change. At the time, a significant part of my sales strategy was predicated on building incredibly strong and long-lasting relationships with customers through constant in-person engagement. That meant considerable travel. When I started the business four years earlier, as an undergraduate student at McGill University, my schedule was extremely flexible and class attendance seemed almost optional. But law school was different, and it required my physical attendance every single day.

I needed to create a business that did not require my physical presence, but that would still allow me to leverage my experience in the apparel industry. I decided to launch on online shop selling licensed T-shirts.

One of my first tasks was to figure...

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