“I don’t work with assholes”

Carol Bartz on hiring:

What do I look for when hiring? Well, let’s get past the assumption that they can do the job. There has to be a no-asshole rule.

We’ll go through the whole interview, and I’ll say, “I have one last question. I don’t work with assholes. Are you one?”

When I read things about her calling board members doofuses and asking “why don’t you have the balls to tell me yourself” I get the feeling that she regularly violated her own no-asshole rule.