12 Extremely Successful People Reveal How They Find Talent


Richard Branson


Talent is the most important asset in any company, and the most successful leaders know it.

In a new LinkedIn series titled "How I Hire," more than 80 top executives - including billionaire Richard Branson, former Bank of America exec Sally Krawcheck, and Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal - break down the core of their hiring philosophies.

Although these entrepreneurs and business leaders have stepped outside of the day-to-day process of hiring, they still spend a lot of time thinking about the sort of people they want on board.


A common theme? Resumes and qualifications are less important than they seem. These leaders also look for passion, and seek people with unusual experience that can add something new. In other words, you can have the wrong resume, but still be right for a job.