Hiring Great Hackers

  • Identify a hard problem, the solution of which would fill some market niche, and that your great hacker is sufficiently interested in finding a solution to
  • Make sure your great hacker is kept away from shiny things until the problem is solved
  • Pray that the hacker can, in fact, produce an effective solution (if this was a certainty, you wouldn’t have needed the hacker in the first place)
  • Market that solution effectively.

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