Kindled Meme

– exploring the purpose of connection

Boat-rocker wanted

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Tomorrow I have to interview a couple of candidates for our team. Im pretty clear on what we need and ‘who’ or ‘what’ will fit. But Im caught thinking – how do I structure this – an interview over Skype – across culture and timezones -and how do I uncover that the person has the twist we need to keep on being challengers and disruptors in what we do.

And so Im stealing Seth Godins work again.

Point to your personal website

Show us some of the projects you’ve led that have shipped and made an impact

Show us work you’ve done on the clock, and how you made it work

Are you restless? What do you make or do in your spare time that leaves a trail and makes an impact?

Find a particularly lame example of UX on the web and fix it into something better than good

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from Steve Krug or Steve McConnell?

Point to a blog post that changed the way you think about connecting with people online

Have you created anything worth watching on Vimeo or YouTube?Where do you work now? What’s great about it

The worst thing I can do is hire a corporate journeyman who can’t speak human – or someone who cannot join the dots in a way that is provocative and original. We need people that can move. So how do I create the space over Skype to let them move me?
We don’t want to be another hop on someones CV and we don’t want another headcount that just completes the tasks. We are talking about 36 months in someones life – it has to matter for both of us
We are looking for waves – we do hope the boat gets rocked…
How do you spot the crew member thats going to make the journey something special?

Author: jameslramsay

Practice director at the ShelfLife project - digital by day, campfire by night

One thought on “Boat-rocker wanted

  1. No advice on how to do it… but just wanted to say that I love this post’s title!

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