Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success

Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success

When Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, launched its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh, he chose a surprising team to lead it. He didn’t choose successful supermarket or delivery executives. He chose the people who had failed at the very business he was launching.

The thing is, that Bezos didn't always think this way. Early on in Amazon, Bezos only wanted to hire people who had “been successful in everything they had done.”

But as Bezos built Amazon, his thinking changed about hiring people tempered by failure. The reason why is not immediately obvious but it makes sense and it'll change the way that you too think about hiring new employees...

Read more at https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236026.

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