I read a couple of weeks ago about a fellow who interviewed with Google a few times and just yesterday read Mr. Andreesen’s Hiring Smart people post.
It occurs to me that if Google is SO-o-o-o-o-o fixated on hiring PhD’s that the fact they’re “hiring” us dummies by way of acquisition kinda taints the gene pool n’est pas? I totally agree hiring the absolute best you can is the way to go. But, do you NOT acquire a company because of lack of PhD’s or GPA? I doubt it. So, why hire that way?
Far be it from me to second guess the Googlenaut. Just seems weird to dilute the GPA by way of acquisition buy not through organic hiring/firing processes.