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The Inherent Problem of Tryouts

Yesterday I read a very interesting article on how little tryouts really tell us. The author, Jonah Lehrer, used the NFL combine as an example. The combine, for those who don’t know, is an audition in which players run and perform other physical skills while being evaluated by all of the NFL teams. Here are […]

Thoughts on Tryouts

The other day I heard about a millionaire executive who interviewed his salesmen by taking them to dinner. If they put salt of their food before tasting it, he immediately disqualified them. His reasoning was that they should taste first, then make adjustments if necessary. Kind of like a sales call. Listen first, instead of […]