There’s an old adage in Silicon Valley:
A people hire other A people, while B people hire C people.
Said another way, great people want to work with other great people, but not-so-great people prefer to work with people worse than themselves. This is because great people love to be challenged by their peers, while not-so-great people prefer not to be challenged at all.
The Vicious Cycle of Mediocrity
It’s easy to agree with the above in theory. But building a company that adheres to this in practice is very, very hard. So hard that extremely few companies actually do it, despite the best of intentions along the way. You can tell if your company is doing it by seeing if it’s followed this path: Continue Reading…