The NY Times carried a poignant article today about Talent: The Secrets of the Talent Scouts.
Here are 2 key messages that bear repeating:
1. Get as much advice as possible about new hires.
The McArthur Foundation known for its “genius grants” interviews thousands from across myriad disciplines. A candidate at Gilead Sciences might interview with as many as 20 people to be sure they fit in all aspects of their culture.
2. Look for passion: Bet on passionate newcomers.