“Seventy percent of the game is finding the right people, putting them in the right position, listening to them, and alleviating what gets in their way. Who is a practical guide to making sure you get the right people to start with! Excellent advice and guide.”–Robert Gillette, president and CEO, Honeywell Aerospace
“Geoff Smart and Randy Street have done an amazing job distilling the best advice from some of the world’s most successful business leaders.”–Wayne Huizenga, founder, Blockbuster Video
“A great read–it really is all about finding, keeping, and motivating the team.” –John Malone, chairman, Liberty Media Corporation
“The key point in this book is that those of us who run companies should include who decisions near the top of the list of strategic priorities.”–John Varley, group chief executive, Barclays
“Who is the only book you need to read if you are serious about making smart hiring and promotion decisions. It is the most actionable book on middle- and upper-management hiring that I’ve read after twenty years in HR.”–Ed Evans, executive vice president and chief personnel officer, Allied Waste Industries
“I wish I had this book thirty years ago, at the beginning of my career!”–Jay Jordan, chairman and CEO, the Jordan Company
“This book will save you and your company time and money. In business, what else is there?”–Roger Marino, co-founder, EMC Corporation
“You’ ll find yourself nodding yes, saying ‘That’s right,’ and thinking, Oh, I’ve been there, all the way through this grand slam of a book. Whether you’re starting a company or running a part of a big one, the level of success you achieve is almost always a result of choosing the right people for the right jobs at the right time. It’s all about the who!”–Aaron Kennedy, founder and chairman, Noodles & Company
Geoff Smart is the chairman and CEO of ghSMART, the management assessment firm for CEOs and investors.
Randy Street is the president of ghSMART Executive Learning and a top-rated international public speaker.
From the Hardcover edition.