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It’s High Time to Rewrite the Hiring Script 

DHH on Signal v. Noise:

At Basecamp, we have no illusions that we’re going to hire “the best”. In fact, even thinking about candidates in such absolute terms is nonsense. The world is full of people who are stuck doing mediocre work in a shitty environment or blessed to do stellar work by virtue of an elevating one. Most people are well capable of doing both!

This paragraph really spoke to me. People seem to think there’s a correlation between big names on a resume and that person’s work ethic or quality.