How To Hire Like Richard Branson, Beth Comstock, and Deepak Chopra

Richard Branson at the Virgin America OC Launch.

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.


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.”

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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