What does Optimus Prime have to do with hiring?

Well … Optimus is a good guy and a great leader… just like our guest, Behfar Jahanshahi!  

In this episode we discuss hiring, servant leadership, consulting, and growth. Behfar also shares one of his secrets to success. Spoiler alert; it’s simple, but most companies are totally missing the mark.

Behfar Jahanshahi – Founder and CEO of Interworks

Quick Nav:

  • [00:30] Intro to Behfar and InterWorks
  • [03:03] Optimus Prime
  • [06:44] InterWorks – the early years
  • [09:58] The first customers
  • [12:40] Scaling and Hiring
  • [17:43] ⭐ Resisting headcount growth 
  • [21:27] ⭐ “The best work for the best clients with the best people”
  • [22:35] ⭐ ‘Hell yes’ hiring
  • [33:35] ⭐ The chaos of consulting
  • [37:20] ⭐ Organic growth through service oriented consulting
  • [40:08] ⭐ A different take on sales
  • [43:48] The art of services
  • [47:20] Episode summary
  • [49:00] Parting thoughts: persistence and consistency
  • [51:30] Episode Outro

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