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It's Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

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Blissfully Unaware

I often refer to the typical interview (not the right interview) as “a conversation between two liars.” The interviewer (liar 1) starts by painting an unbelievable rosy picture of the company and the job, welcoming the candidate into paradise, and the candidate (liar 2) responds by explaining how great he is, giving the impression that the day he starts work it will be God himself walking in.

Even if the two people are saints who would never consciously embellish their accomplishments or their firms’, they are still lying. Here’s why: studies have shown that unless you are clinically depressed, your natural tendency is to believe you are much better than you are.1 Most of us are blissfully unaware about our own abilities ...

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