This big swinging tech investor probably didn’t expect this stinging response to his article “Why hiring B players will kill your startup”
There’s the usual Hi-Fiving Yesiree’s… But a suprrising number of dissenting voices.
This one takes the biscuit:
Look down the comments thread for the “Jessica Darko” contribution
Here’s a taster
“Jeff Bezos is famous for saying “B players hire C players”, but having worked with him, I can tell you he’s a C player. Amazon as a company is a total disaster (as far as management goes) with people whose only “qualification” is having a degree in criminal justice, and an ability to use Office managing teams of programmers (and doing a terrible job of it, but being promoted despite destroying their team.)
I’ve worked with a lot of excellent companies, and the quality of the company does come from the top.”