Monday, September 12, 2005

Only clones need apply

I was reading an interesting post by David Hansson, the wunderkind behind Rails and Basecamp concerning hiring. David’s basic thesis is hire people you know. That’s not bad advice, but he then goes on to describe the type of person he would look for, a passionate open source developer with a proven track record of producing product. Again, that sounds like a winner, especially for a company like 37signals. What struck me funny about this and other posts like it are that everyone who talks about the type of person that would want to work with ends up describing themselves. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of it myself.

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