Hiring: the Lake Wobegon strategy

In 2006, a Google researcher modeled the effects of their hiring strategy. In the 14 years since, we’ve seen its outcomes. “You know the Google story: small start-up of highly-skilled programmers in a garage grows into a large international company. But how do you maintain the skill level while roughly doubling in size each year? We rely on the Lake Wobegon Strategy, which says only hire candidates who are above the mean of your current employees.” learn more

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