I’m trying to get 3 new people to work with me but one of the guys I brought on board is a nightmare and instead of getting things executed and delivering on what he says he’ll deliver on….he’s trying to take over and turn the team on me. And…he trademarked the name behind our backs and took ridiculous equity.
I tried to be open and transparent but every time I give this guy room to fuck something up or take more power he does it.
Is being transparent and kind a rookie mistake?
I’m not sure about the startup culture because I’m so far removed but I created a situation in which it’s far easier for these new team members to just work with me then it would be to try to do things themselves…at least that was the idea. I’m thinking this was a dumb idea now because instead of just getting things done, this guy has driven a wedge between everyone and has taken advantage of my resources and connections.