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Thomas Edison’s Simple Test for Potential Employees

Thomas Edison had a very simple test for potential employees and it’s something you probably wouldn’t see today since it’s a little outdated. He would place a bowl of soup in front of his potential hires along with containers of salt and pepper. If the interviewee added salt and/or pepper to the soup before trying it they would be dismissed immediately. The key here is that adding in extra ingredients was making an assumption that the soup was not already good as it was. Edison felt that assumption was the natural enemy of innovation. It might seem like a rather

Thomas Edison’s Simple Test for Potential Employees

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