Working with assholes and stupid people

We hear it all the time:

"The people are more important than the product",

"I'd rather invest in an A-team with a B-opportunity, than a "B-team with an A-opportunity"

It's all true and here is one of my favorite quotes on the topic:

"You hope you don't hire anybody who is stupid, but if you do, pray that they don't have a lot of energy."

Roberto Goizueta, Former CEO of Coca-Cola, who passed away in October 1997

On a related note, here is a great post on the goal of many companies to implement a "No Assholes" policy.

http://bobsutton.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/12/boris_groysberg.html

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