Brian Soell


Good morning!

I came across an interesting interview the NY Times did with Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google. Keep in mind this interview is from 2013 and I believe education is extremely important. Here's what he shared:


"One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless — no correlation at all except for brand-new college grads, where there’s a slight correlation. Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and G.P.A.’s and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t predict anything. After two or three years, your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you required in college are very different. You’re also fundamentally a different person. You learn and grow, you think about things differently."


SlideBelts recognizes learning and growth are both very important. Here you have a company, such as Google, with access to a tremendous amount of data and they've found out how important learning and growth are. Yes, your experiences and learning in school have helped shaped who you are, but how you performed on a test or what your G.P.A. is or was does not define you. Stay hungry and keep learning/growing!



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