The good thing about starting from scratch is the clean slate. You can take a good look at what you are trying to accomplish and then recruit for the people that can get it done. The potential for success is much greater that way. Filling holes, recruiting on the run, trying to satisfy a shortcoming on the team……these things do not promote an all out attack on what you are trying to accomplish.
But if your recruiting process for filling those needs is starting from scratch, the road can be really long. A base that you can go to, contacts in the right space, ones that you have recruited or talked with previously, has a lot of value.
You want to start from scratch, but you don’t want to start recruiting from scratch.