Your hiring budget will let you choose TWO candidates from list A, and ONE candidate from list B.
Here’s the candidates:
Candidate 1 is a fresh-out-of-university computer science graduate. They’ve hacked together a few Android apps and websites for fun. They answered most of your technical questions correctly. They’re able to make a product that works; competent, but not spectacular.
Candidate 2 is a fresh-out-of-university business graduate. They once ran a small T-Shirt printing business. They understood the basics of your business model when questioned. They’re able to sell a product; competent, but nothing spectacular.
Candidate 3 is a fresh-out-of-university design graduate. They’ve designed a few flyers and websites. They showed a few basic insights into your target audience when questioned. They’re able to conceive a product that people like; competent, but nothing spectacular.
Candidate 4 is Linus Torvalds. (Or any top tier “technical guy/gal”).
Candidate 5 is Warren Buffet. (Or any top tier “business guy/gal”).
Candidate 6 is Steve Jobs. (Or any top tier “product guy/gal”).
Who do you choose?
(If your answer was “it depends”, well done. Have a cookie. Now what does it depend on?)
Come back in a few days for the answers!