Steve Jobs He was not only known for his creativity, spirit of overcoming or even toughness in treatment. But every means led to an end: choose the path to success.
The father of Manzana He also had his funny side. One of them prompted him to apply the so-called beer test, important to him in the workplace.
Once, Steve Jobs explained the importance of choosing the most proactive people, which he called A-players or A players.
“I have built a large part of my success finding truly talented people, and not settling for B and C players, but really looking for A players,” he said, quoted by the Crast portal. “I found that when you gather enough A players, when you go through the incredible work of finding these A players, they really like working with each other.”
The Steve Jobs Beer Test
There was a ceremony that served to confirm if a possible contract was really a player A or a player B or C. It was the Beer test.
According to this technique, job interviews are usually boring and easy to prepare for. Just going to a bar to have a beer with the prospective employee you could get to know him thoroughly.
“I take them out to eat, to walk with them or just to hang out,” Steve Jobs said. “I ask questions like ‘Tell me, what did you do last summer?’, or ‘When was the last time you accomplished something?’ There is no right or wrong answer. It’s about doing everything possible to make them talk about an experience and show you their genuine personalities.”
Because Steve Jobs was not looking for robots, or automatons. I wanted proactive people, to come up with brilliant ideas and to solve problems even before they occur.
Until shortly before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs was involved in the election of executives or engineers, occasionally applying his beer test. Quite a different, genius and figure to the grave.