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February 25, 2014

Thomas L. Friedman: Google looks for learning ability, leadership

Last June, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google – i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies – noted that Google had determined that “GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.… We found that they don’t predict anything.” He also noted that the “proportion of people without any college education at Google has increased over time” – now as high as 14 percent on some teams.

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