Avoiding The Bozo Explosion

Steve Jobs believed that A players hire A players
I refined this slightly—my theory is that A players hire people even better than themselves. It’s clear, though, that B players hire C players so they can feel superior to them, and C players hire D players. If you start hiring B players, expect what Steve called “the bozo explosion” to happen in your organization. - Guy Kawasaki
Does your organization believe in this? If it does then learning from those who have been successful at hiring and keeping A players is a top priority.

GigaOm shares some insights on hiring from Matt MacInnis, co-founder and CEO of publishing platform Inkling

My favorite bits
- Only a small number of people in the company will interview candidates
- The individuals that do the interviewing are trained in guidelines that will help ensure the hire of only those candidates that are most compatible with the company values and culture
- The CEO meets every prospective hire, and despite the bottleneck, it pays off in the consistency of the hires
Todd Hopkinson