Qualities of Honey Badger Employees
“You’re going to have to put yourself in a lot of uncomfortable settings,” says Seidman. “If you’re in product, you’re going to have to do things outside of product. If you’re in customer service, you’re going to have to do things you’ve never done before. How you adapt to those things is going to depend on how fearless you are.”
Those unfit for startup life recoil when asked to approach new problems. Honey badger employees, though, “say ‘Screw it! I’ll figure out how to do this!’ They’ll find a way to get things done.” says Seidman. Having the adaptability and desire to take on almost any project is incredibly important in the startup world.
“The honey badger just doesn’t care,” says Seidman half jokingly, half seriously. “He’s just focused on eating whatever he needs to eat for the day. He’s like, ‘Whether it’s a rattle snake, a zebra, or a lion, I’m just going to go focus on that one thing and eat it.’”