Nolan Bushnell, Steve Jobs’ first boss at Atari, has recently authored a new book entitled Finding the Next Steve Jobs - How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent.
As per the title, Bushnell seeks to assist managers in unearthing their own Steve Jobs for their organization. However, this is a dangerous endeavor if one is to partake in it.
Our experts will tell you what to do to in order to keep creative talent away from your business and suppress any Steve Jobs-type threat to your comfortable way of life.
Never Tolerate Individuality
Most of the Internet Age organisations allow their employees some degree of expressions of individualism. Thankfully, other corporations that adhere to traditional standards of maintaining a dull corporate culture still exist. To keep this tradition alive; never tolerate employees that wish to wear jeans to work, or have any form of body modification, these personalities are a major menace to the current corporate culture.
Qualifications, Qualifications, Qualifications
Having the exact qualifications that you personally require is of key importance, even if the job responsibilities don’t include them. Make sure that job applicants have attended Ivy League schools and graduated with a high GPA. Applicants must also be selected because they have no other opportunities to explore.
Interview is War
After selecting the right applicants, the time comes to put them through a rigorous interview process. Make sure that the candidates sit through multiple ultimately inconsequential math and personality assessment tests as a means for further screening and ensuring more of them drop out. For example, when interviewing for a marketing position, a math component to the test is crucial, for it allows you to fill with random geometry questions. A panel of random managers should then scrutinize the remaining of these applicants over a course of three weeks.