About me
Archive
About me

Weekend read: Why I’m hiring graduates with thirds this year

My recommended read this weekend is a great example of a short yet reasonably convincing counter-intuitive argument, courtesy of Rory Sutherland in The Spectator. In just eleven paragraphs, the vice-chairman of Ogilvy Group UK describes why he is choosing to hire graduates with third-class degrees, and rejecting the academic high-achievers.

This 2,094th post was filed under: Weekend Reads, .

Some recently published posts

Reflecting on my first ten years as a doctor / June 2019, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Californian taxis, gun ownership and democracy / May 2019, 9 minutes long

The assassination of JFK / May 2019, 6 minutes long

Crossing the US-Mexico border / May 2019, 10 minutes long

Some random old posts

Busted have broken up for good / January 2005, Less than a minute long

Mr Gates loses the battle / January 2006, Less than a minute long

Abusive calls give BBC chiefs a Jerry Springer moment / January 2005, Less than a minute long

An odd tribute / July 2005, 1 minute long

Millionaire / January 2004, 2 minutes long

Doctors attack mortality rate tables / February 2005, Less than a minute long


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this post have been published yet.

Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.