What is a venture’s most important asset? Its people, product or brand?

Can we say unequivocally that a company's people will always be its most important asset, regardless of its industry, age or size? Or are there situations where a company's product or brand should trump its human resource? We discuss this with special guest Ricardo Tannus, founder of Catena, a non-standard Brazil-based talent search company.

Although many say that people are the lifeblood of any business, do our conscious actions in this area tend to match our words? Michael Seibel, co-founder of Twitch, stated that he only unlearned and started to “better [understand] how important a team is as opposed to an idea”, after he had sold his company and been working with over 700 others as a partner at Y Combinator.

Can we say unequivocally that a company’s people will always be its most important asset, regardless of its industry, age or size? Or are there situations where a company’s product or brand should trump its human resource? We discuss this with special guest Ricardo Tannus, founder of Catena, a non-standard Brazil-based talent search company.

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