And, yeah, he's right, there's a very high signal to noise ratio when you go looking for talent in this market.
But that whole A-Player thing? Not so much.
All bosses think they are A-Players. But, if you think about the whole A-Player framework, it's a fallacy, because once you move up a level, you automatically get assessed by a new set of criteria. And, this is where the A-Player framework breaks down for me. I've experienced too many BAD BOSSES who think they are A-Players when it comes to building a team. And guess what they say after they've hired someone who doesn't work out?
"Oh, they just didn't meet expectations, they aren't an A-Player"
Um, yeah, right. Did you look in the mirror before you said that?