Fridays in the Lab: Hiring Insights from Mark Zuckerberg

By Adam Robinson,
June 14, 2013

Whether you love him, hate him or have no idea who he is, Mark Zuckerberg will go down in the books as the founding father of social media. But he’s more than just a co-founder of Facebook, he has built an 2,000-person strong team located in Silicon Valley from just a two-person team headquartered in a Harvard dorm room.

Although this video is two years old, and Facebook has grown significantly during this time, the lesson is still extremely relevant: Hire for talent, not experience. Take two minutes to watch the video, and ask yourself, “What do I hire for?”

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About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.