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Are you a freak?

Last Tuesday I finally got to see Tom Peters! speak, no, go crazy in person at the World Business Forum New York 2005.

One of his most memorable bits! was HIRE FREAKS!

Never hire a human being who had a 4.0 in college. If they had a perfect GPA, it means they bought the act and never screwed around. Now a 2.0 is probably not so good. But the ones who had 3.0, yeah! Those are the freaks you want!

If people like Tom Peters want to hire freaks, it makes you wonder why you'd worry more about your grades than about doing crazy stuff that turns you on. Makes me feel sorry for the kids starting their senior year, whom I'd encourage to start (finally!) thinking about what they really want to do and figure out a way to get paid to do it, who would say "I'm just so busy with school. I don't have time to worry about getting a job now," the same kids who'll either be crying about not having a job when they graduate or be crying themselves to sleep next fall because they hate the jobs they desperately settled for at the last minute. So sad.

! If you don't know who Tom Peters is, click here to start learning.

And see 6 reasons why Tom loves freaks on slide 41 of his World Business Forum PowerPoint presentation that you can download here.

Posted by Ian Ybarra on 17 September 2005