Why Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma avoided hiring high achievers – SmartCompany

Instead, Ma’s hiring philosophy focused on wisdom and a strong work ethic. Rather than academic achievement, he placed more value on life experience. “Because schools teach knowledge, while starting businesses requires wisdom. Wisdom is acquired through experience. Knowledge can be acquired through hard work,” he said.

Source: Why Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma avoided hiring high achievers – SmartCompany