Would you hire Thomas Edison or Jeff Immelt?
I read a great article a few months ago poking fun at the way most people are approaching recruiting these days. The author recounts a hypothetical interview with Thomas Edison. When Edison applies for a position to develop the light bulb, the hiring manager asked Edison what experience he had with light producing apparatus. Edison replied that he had none; however, he was sure he would get up to speed quickly, as he had experience inventing a number of other very useful products including the phonograph and the stock ticker. It should not come as much surprise that in today