Mitch Kapor's wife Freada was in charge of HR at Lotus in the early years. (As he is at pains to point out, they did not become romantically involved till afterward.) At one point they worried Lotus was losing its startup edge and turning into a big company. So as an experiment she sent their recruiters the resumes of the first 40 employees, with identifying details changed. These were the people who had made Lotus into the star it was. Not one got an interview.
- Paul Graham in a footnote to his essay News from the front
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Glorious History of HR in Software Companies
Posted by Rams at Saturday, September 15, 2007
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