January 9, 2005
Rejected by the Body
My most recent posting ("Sometimes, There Is No Lesson To Be Learned") about a strange hiring incident at Return Path has so far generated 5 comments — a whopper for my blog. You can read them here if you want. They’re a little bit all over the map, but they did remind me of something I frequently tell senior people who I am interviewing to join the company:
Hiring a new senior person into an organization is like doing an organ transplant. Sometimes, the body just rejects the organ, but at least you find out pretty quickly.
At least we found out relative quickly with this one, although it was more like the organ rejecting the body!