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How to Pick the Right People: Values, Intelligence, Motivation, Skills (VIMS)

Gary Morgenthaler and David Morgenthaler, Morgenthaler Ventures

When hiring employees, ask four questions: are their values compatible with the organization; are they think-type, people-type or situationally-intelligent; are they motivated by a desire to succeed with focus, intensity, and persistence; what skills do they have right now for the job?