Mike Moritz Worries About Wolves

From an IBF conference speech by Mike Moritz of Sequoia about the vagaries of hiring people (courtesy of BusinessWeek):

“We’re very bad at being able to predict human performance … We never thought we’d wind up in business with a CEO who kept a gun in his drawer. The same individual went home and trained wolves. There was another character who had a big drug habit that we had no idea about when we made the investment. There was another co-founder who on a Sunday afternoon at a startup in Santa Clara tried to kill his co-founder by driving a pickup truck through the plate glass window. We are often wrong about our assessments and judgments about people.”

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