Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trivia: Extended Weil's Law of Hiring

It has been a busy month, and I am still on vacation. So no posts! But nonetheless here is an interesting thought exercise...

According to Weil's Law of University Hiring (via The Futility Closet)

Weil’s Law of University Hiring: “First-rate people hire other first-rate people. Second-rate people hire third-rate people. Third-rate people hire fifth-rate people.” (from French mathematician AndrĂ© Weil)
 Now let us generalise the hiring domain, instead of just universities, and also assume a uniform distributions of talent rating between say 1st to n-th. Given this, what talent bucket you should be to maximise your chance of getting hired! What if it was a normal distribution.

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