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How I Hire: You Can't Build a Team With All Point Guards

How I Hire: You Can't Build a Team With All Point Guards

Ask the question “How do you hire?” and you most often get an answer that concludes with “and that’s how I find the best person for the job.” That’s not how I hire. I don’t look to put the best person in the job. Instead I look to put the best team together ... and that can be a very different exercise. To understand that difference, I've used a UNC basketball team analogy in the past. Assume you have a random group of terrific UNC alumni players. Among this particular group, the best five players could well be Phil Ford, Jimmy Black, Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson and Kendall Marshall. Had that group played together, would they have won a national championship? The answer, of course, is no...

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