Thanks to George Dinwiddie, who pointed me to the hashtag #FiveWordTechHorrors. I have been enjoying that stream. I found “We Only Hire Rock Stars” at some point. I realized I had not written about a common hiring trap in a very long time.
Yes, you should hire “stars.” They have to be stars who fit with the team. Rock stars who are experts who don’t fit with the team? They will not help you. They will splinter a team faster than you can say “lickety split.”
It’s a subtle difference.