Most people–even mighty Google–are basically clueless about what makes a good hire. But some people clearly have better heuristics than others, like folks that get knighted for being awesome at business, build holistic-health empires, and systematize change at legendary legacy companies.
Which is why having Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra, and Beth Comstock share the way they hire is so, so needed.
AT VIRGIN, WHAT MATTERS IS WHO YOU ARE.
For Sir Richard Branson, the most crucial part of a hire is the personality.
“Most skills can be learned,” he says, “but it is difficult to train people on their personality.”