„There was a common saying in the biz/tech world that “A's hire A's, and B's hire C's,” the point being that as long as you continued to recruit only the very best people, they would attract others, but as soon as you let your standards slip, the second-raters would begin to sign up third-raters to act as their minions and advance their agendas.“

—  Neal Stephenson, livre Reamde

Day 18 (This saying was popularized by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in his "Rumsfeld's Rules" document, dating back to his tenure on the Ford Administration transition team.)
Reamde (2011), Part II: American Falls

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Neal Stephenson
auteur de romans de science-fiction 1959

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„Trump likes to say he only hires the "best people." But he’s had to fire so many campaign managers it’s like an episode of the Apprentice.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

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„Whenever you interview fat people, you feel bad, because you know you're not going to hire them.“

—  James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928

As quoted in "Nobel Winner's Theories Raise Uproar in Berkeley", by Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicle (13 November 2000) http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Nobel-Winner-s-Theories-Raise-Uproar-in-Berkeley-3236584.php

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„Maybe 100. As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, it's fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

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„Successful people are the ones who say ‘yes’ when others say ‘no’. What would you say if you were offered a job promotion overseas? Would you go for it? What would you say if your partner suggested a new holiday destination, say, Greenland. Would you give it a try?“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

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„I like to hire people that I've seen in action. I often hire people that were on the opposing side of a deal that I respect.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

The Washington Post (23 September 1989), as quoted in The World According to Trump (2005) by Ken Lawrence, p. 25
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„What would people think of a tradesman, that was to give a ball in his shop, hire performers, and hand refreshments about, with a view to benefit his business?“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Source: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book I, On Production, Chapter XX, p. 214 (See also: Marketing)

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