Why I Never Hire Brilliant Men

Technology companies dedicate most interview time to technical questions. However that may not be the best approach for producing a successful company. In the 1924 article “Why I Never Hire Brilliant Men” the author provides an interesting rebuttal of hiring superstars at the expense of the team.

He provided five criteria for the identification of good employees:

  1. Has he got good health?
  2. Has he saved some money?
  3. Does he talk and write effectively?
  4. Does he finish what he starts?
  5. Is he courageous?