When nearly 450 people applied to be my writing assistant, the hiring process could have swamped my business. Here's how I narrowed the field.A few months ago, I ran an ad seeking a writing assistant to help me with my book projects and my ghostwriting business. I was overwhelmed by the response. Nearly 450 people applied, many of them very well-qualified.Maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised. The news often highlights examples of companies advertising a handful of jobs, only to be crushed with hundreds of applications.
Lack of focus can be a core competency. Here are six principles to encourage innovative thinking, lots of experimentation, and an entrepreneurial spirit.Like many of you, we are trying to build a fast-growing company, which requires us to respond quickly to new market opportunities and changing customer demands. Conventional wisdom tells us that a focused organization is a nimble organization. As a team, however, we’re fairly unfocused–and yet we’ve built an Inc.