On hiring to break new ground

When you’re hiring a new employee what are you really looking for?

Someone who obeys the rules?

Someone who shows up on time and does what their told?

If your company manufactures nuts and bolts then this might be the perfect fit.

But if your company is one that is trying to break new ground, create something new and prove the status quo wrong, then hiring in this way can kill your company.

Our company breaks new ground. We have created an entirely new set of rules, and with it, a new product category.

When I am hiring for a new position I look for someone who isn’t afraid of breaking the rules. Someone who is willing to make mistakes.

Because if you don’t make mistakes, you can never create something that is fresh and new.

And you might as well go back to manufacturing nuts and bolts.

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