For a man who seemed to know everything and can do no wrong, hiring John Scully surely sucked for Steve Jobs. But then again, no one except Jobs himself thought he would conquer the world by coming back to Apple, so there are two sides to the story.

Jobs’ job anecdotes only go to show an old wisdom still stands tall: nobody knows anything.

Lest everybody forgets, let’s all walk down memory lane and remember the victims of Yahoo’s unwise hiring streak. That would explain why after all angle of the recent hiring of Marissa Mayer by Yahoo have been explored, the New York Times would run an article title When Picking a C.E.O. Is More Random Than Wise.

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Yang Wang

Yang is currently the brand and media director at Elitime Media & Consulting. He has published and translated seven books, and several of his works have been translated and published in areas such...