Per this Time article, Rick Rubin (just like Tommy Emmanuel) doesn’t read sheet music. Yet few would argue his skills and ability. The irony is that based on today’s recruiting processes in North America, neither would be granted an interview, yet they have been self-taught and are the leading innovators in their fields.
When are the majority of recruiting departments going to realize that compliance based hiring doesn’t build best of breed companies? They should try competency and potential based hiring as the magic formula?