Breakout growth companies are usually started by industry outsiders. They change the rules and thrive on destroying the old ways of doing things. As they grow, and hire, founders don’t surround themselves with industry veterans – that would not be a recipe for disruption and innovation. As the saying goes about amazing innovative companies… “too dumb to know it couldn’t work”
Does this apply to hiring practices in other companies that are not the ones shaking an industry to its foundation? In this Forbes article, , the case is made that thinking (and hiring) like the founder of Amazon, may bring benefits in tackling innovation, and competing with game-changing competitors.