Response to Steve Denning’s proposition to employ a person based on the ability to learn vs what they know

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 Curt’s Hiring filter at SRI was to put creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and passion above specific skills.  I knew if they had these attributes they could learn almost anything — hey, that is what innovation is because, by definition, it is the creation of sustainable new knowledge.  


People had to  stand up every 2-8 weeks and present their value propositions. 

 This is a way to implement the kinds of ideas we believed in much more efficiently, effectively, and scalably, both inside and outside the enterprise. 

Heather Macgowan – I could not agree more!
Education needs to balance both knowledge formation (expertise) and, perhaps more importantly, learning agility. 

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