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  Sonntag, 12. März 2006

Peter Norvig on Google's hiring strategy: '[...] [H]ow do you maintain the skill level while roughly doubling in size each year? We rely on the Lake Wobegon Strategy, which says only hire candidates who are above the mean of your current employees. An alternative strategy (popular in the dot-com boom period) is to justify a hire by saying "this candidate is clearly better than at least one of our current employees."'

"[W]here all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."Nick Cohen: "I hate to be the one who has to say it, but Dan Brown needs to win."The etymology of OK. [ Ø REDDIT • ]Kevin Kelly: Consensus Web Filters. Above average.Paul Graham: "HP wasn't ahead of their time. They just happened to be here when their time arrived."

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