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Sunday, January 09, 2011
This extract is from an interview with Abbe Raven, president and C.E.O. of A&E Television Networks, which was conducted by The New York Times:
Q. If you had only two or three questions you could ask somebody to decide whether you’re going to hire them, what would they be?
A. Tell me about the biggest mistake you ever made at work, and how did you deal with it. And tell me what, outside of work, are you the most passionate about. And the third would be, tell me a little bit about how you grew up.
Q. Let’s say you’re on a cross-country flight, and you sit down next to someone who, it turns out, is on track to become C.E.O. at her company. And she asks you, “What do I need to know?”
A. I would tell them to avoid rarefied air.
For more, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/business/26corner.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=business