Joel Spolsky on hiring

Two of the biggest challenges in technical hiring are identifying people who are smart but don’t get things done and people who get things done but aren’t smart. A company in a competitive industry needs to avoid hiring both classes of people.

“People who are smart but don’t get things done often have PhDs and work in big companies where nobody listens to them because they are completely impractical,” explains Spolsky.

“People who get things done but are not smart will do stupid things, seemingly without thinking about them, and somebody else will have to come clean up their mess later.”

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