Cocky engineers don’t make good hires — look for ‘agreeable’ ones instead

Last year, startup-investor Shekhar Kirani made a controversial series of tweets. In them was a list of characteristics he thinks are found in the best software developers — so-called “10x engineers”. Some of the qualities he mentioned were things like hating meetings, not mentoring other team members, and always using dark color schemes (as someone who sets a white background in my editors, that last one affected me personally). Putting aside its bizarre shallowness, the tweet encourages tolerance of anti-social behavior in these hypothetical candidates because of their technical output. He suggests that it’s a sacrifice worth making because they…

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