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The first attribute is the most important one for me:
- For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they're predictive".
The others are:
- Humility and ownership
- Argue like hell
- Learn from mistakes
Read the full article which makes for very interesting reading. The article ends with a shot at Colleges: "Too many colleges, he added, “don't deliver on what they promise. You generate a ton of debt, you don't learn the most useful things for your life. It’s [just] an extended adolescence.”