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Last night, I had the extreme pleasure of attending my first Intelligent.ly class at their campus and start-up mecca down in the South End. For those of you who haven’t heard of them, Intelligent.ly is a team start-up experts that connect up-and-comers with professionals from all corners of the tech industry who lead classes on a wide variety of start-up subjects.

Case and point, Tuesday evening’s presentation entitled “Hiring and Leading a Super Powered Team” instructed by Nick Ducoff, VP of Content at Boundless. I knew we were in for something interesting when the first slide of Nick’s PowerPoint was a picture of the ragtag Scottish army from Braveheart. As a cinephile, I immediately understood where this presentation was heading: The right team, when united in a common goal can achieve anything no matter how improbable.

So how does one go about perfecting their team? (I was waiting for the “Avengers, Assemble!” reference but…) Nick broke the ideal team into 4 archetypes: the Indiana Jones/Lara Croft type, the architect, the Hank McCoy/Beast type, and The Most Interesting Man in the World. These four people each bring something unique to the table and it is essential to have their skills represented by someone in your company.

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