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Looking for creativity and innovation? Hire a Pirate!

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs

Steve jobs had a different way of looking at recruitment. He preferred the unconventional and creative nature of ‘pirates’ to the discipline of the Navy. So, why pirates?

Well, according to this post from Fast Co. Design, he believed that:

A pirate can function without a bureaucracy. Pirates support one another and support their leader in the accomplishment of a goal. A pirate can stay creative and on task in a difficult or hostile environment. A pirate can act independently and take intelligent risks, but always within the scope of the greater vision and the needs of the greater team.

“Being aggressive, egocentric, or antisocial makes it easier to ponder ideas in solitude or challenge convention,” says Dean Keith Simonton, a University of California psychology professor and an expert on creativity. “Meanwhile, resistance to change or a willingness to give up easily can derail new initiatives.”

So Steve’s message was: If you’re bright, but you prefer the size and structure and traditions of the navy, go join IBM. If you’re bright and think different and are willing to go for it as part of a special, unified, and unconventional team, become a pirate.

At Frontier, we are always looking for the passion, drive and creativity that fosters true innovation. If this sounds like you, send us your details at http://frontiergroup.info/careers/

Source: Frontier Blog

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