“Hire Introverts” – Is This Why Paul Chose Timothy?

Atlantic Monthly

The newest issue of The Atlantic Monthly (July-Aug 2012) has an excerpt from a new book by Susan Caine called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking). Here's what she says: "'Hire good people and leave them alone.' So declared William McKnight, who was 3M’s unassuming CEO during the 1930s and ’40s, and who encouraged employees to spend 15 percent of their time noodling on their own pet projects. (The policy survives to this day at 3M, and gave birth to the Post-it note, among other innovations.) … [Read more...]