April 13, 2022

Harpaul Sambhi - Founder & CEO of Magical | Trials and Tribulations of Serial Entrepreneurship


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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Harpaul Sambhi is an entrepreneur and current angel investor. He is the founder and CEO of Magical. He bootstrapped his first business, Careerify, serving over 250,000 users globally at customers such as Microsoft, Deloitte, Unilever, Blizzard Activision, and SpaceX. Careerify achieved profitability within its 2nd year of business and was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015, marking LinkedIn's first acquisition outside of the United States. Harpaul joined LinkedIn and rebuilt Careerify and oversaw LinkedIn's HCM initiative, and led product development for LinkedIn's partner ecosystem in the recruitment space. After LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft, Harpaul joined Microsoft's Dynamics product team to build a best-in-class HR technology suite.

During his professional career, Harpaul has been fortunate to write a book, Social_HR, published by Carswell/Thomson-Reuters, analyzing the impact of social media on the HR Industry. This led to some very fortunate speaking opportunities across North America and Europe and becoming a lecturer at the Kellogg-Schulich School of Business.


➡️ Show Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hsambhi

https://twitter.com/hsambhi


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➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

02:10 - Harpaul Sambhi's origin story 

07:10 - Harpaul’s entrepreneurial lessons

12:39 - Building a hiring process

15:55 - What to look for in candidates during an interview

19:01 - Managing input and feedback across your company

22:04 - How to hire the right fit for your team

25:28 - Top tips when looking for talent

28:54 - Finding value-driven people

31:47 - The importance of company values

35:14 - Ten things that you should never do in your business

41:33 - Advice for young entrepreneurs

43:21 - The most important character trait for success

45:50 - What startups should you invest in?

49:38 - Where do people connect with Harpaul Sambhi?

50:45 - Harpaul Sambhi’s biggest challenge

51:19 - Harpaul Sambhi’s mentor

51:47 - Harpaul Sambhi’s book or podcast recommendation

52:14 - Something Harpaul Sambhi would tell his 20-year-old self

52:23 - What does success mean to Harpaul Sambhi?

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