At the beginning of 2015, I wrote a blog post, “Get Jack’ed in 2015.” Drawing from my experience and from the inspiration of wanting to create an incubator for tech startups, I went on to discuss what I believed to be the Top 3 keys to success for businesses to not only survive, but thrive, in the upcoming year – Be Nimble, Be Quick, Jump Over the Candlestick.
With the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament decided, everyone is analyzing all aspects of the remaining four teams. No one is looking closer than the odds-makers in Vegas. Legacies will be decided, fortunes in wagers will be made or lost, and office pools around the country will be awarded to those who accurately filled in their brackets. From 68 teams, only 4 remain, with the final two games to decide a champion.
Like many others, I picked Kentucky to win it all. But, I only accurately picked 2 of the final four. It is hard to know how a young athlete will perform in stressful situations. It is even harder to predict how they will play against teams and defenses they have never seen. For this reason, having a perfect bracket is nearly impossible, with odds of picking every winner at almost one in a billion!
In my career I have interviewed hundreds, probably thousands of people. In nearly every interview, I have usually wrapped up with something like “So, do you have any more questions?” Candidates have often done well in the interview for 30 or 45 minutes only to kill themselves in the end. My top 10 worst ever actual candidate questions are as follows: