Bozo Explosions in Your Company

Avoid the Bozo Explosion

From Guy Kawasaki’s Art of the Start:

“Steve Jobs has a saying that A players hire A players; B players hire C players; and C players hire D players. It doesn’t take long to get to Z players. This trickle-down effect causes bozo explosions in companies.

If there is one thing a CEO must do, it’s hire a management team that is better than he is. If there is one thing a management team must do, it’s hire employees who are better than it is. For this to happen, the CEO (and management team) must possess two qualities. The first is the humility to admit that some people can perform a function bet- ter than they can. Second, after making this admission, they need the self-confidence to recruit these people.”

Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

“MS Word launches with the urgency of a farting pensioner who doesn’t particularly care whether he makes it to the bathroom in time.”

– Merlin Mann, via Twitter

Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

“If anybody needs ’em, I got invites for BowelWatch and FriendFelcher. May have 2 or 3 next week for BlisterPalz and DonkeySpiel. Friend me!”

– Merlin Mann, via Twitter

Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

Merlin kills me…I should just drop his Twitter feed here.  Here is the latest:

“RIM outage” sounds like a middle-aged man’s first guilt-free trip to the bath house.


– Merlin Mann, via Twitter

Quote of the Day: Andy Ihnatko

“I wasn’t going to vote for you…but the automated phone call your campaign interrupted my breakfast with really made a lot of good points.”

– Andy Ihnatko, via Twitter