An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In the article, Thomas Friedman writes about Google's hiring process and how they place more emphasis on the intangibles, more than test scores. How its more important to adapt to the group dynamics than it is to be always right, and it's true (you can read the article here). I have lost a lot of money and time over bad employees. Employees who seemed like a great fit when I first hiring them. I remember listening to one potential sales person brag about their 60% close rate at their last company and after doing some homeowner I find out they were promising 50% energy savings from radiant barrier alone. Read more here.