Hiring Talent: Betting The Odds
Attracting the best people is hardly a new idea. The greatest generals, coaches, and sales managers seem instinctively to understand the importance of attracting the best possible recruits. Casey Stengel, the legendary baseball manager of both the New York Yankees and Mets, often remarked that the easiest way to win a ballgame was to make sure the players on your bus were better than the players on the opponent's bus. Mr. Stengel won quite a few World Series championships putting that notion into practice.