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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.

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