Garrett Dimon is a smart cookie!
I was listening to the latest Pipeline podcast at the gym this morning in which Dan Benjamin interviews Garrett Dimon. Garrett said something really profound that has really stuck with me when it comes to hiring and firing. I couldn't find a transcript and I haven't got time to listen all the way through it again to find it so I'll paraphrase:
"It doesn't make sense to me to fire someone for making a mistake who now knows not to make that mistake again then hire someone who doesn't know not to make that mistake."