Want to hire the right person? Start by ruining their breakfast.
Bettinger invites the candidate to meet him for breakfast to discuss the role / conduct the interview. Nothing unusual there you might think, until you learn that Mr Bettinger arrives early in order to ask the restaurant to deliberately ruin the potential recruit’s first meal of the day. He promises a big tip, but insists they must screw it up royally.
“ I do that because I want to see how the person responds. That will help me understand how they deal with adversity. Are they upset, are they frustrated or are they understanding? Life is like that, and business is like that. It’s just another way to get a look inside their heart rather than their head.”