Who Do I Hire or Work With?

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Muiz Bukhary

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I was listening to a podcast in which Warren Buffett's three part checklist was discussed when it comes to hiring someone or working with someone.

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He says, you're looking for three things when interviewing a job candidate, or if you're planning to work with someone, and from those three things, only one really counts. So what he says is that generally you're looking for three things in a person, intelligence, and energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two. Everyone has the intelligence and energy, you wouldn't be here otherwise. But the integrity is up to you. You weren't born with it, nor can you learn it in school. Buffett has also said that if you don't have integrity, intelligence, and energy will kill you. So basically, if you're hiring somebody without integrity,

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you really want them to be dumb and lazy. You need someone who is smart, or they'll head in the wrong direction, and you're not going to end up in the right place. You need someone high energy because the world is full of smart and lazy people. We all know people in our lives who are really smart, but can't get out of bed, or they find it so difficult to even lift a finger. And we also know people who are very high energy, but not that smart. So they work hard, but they're kind of running in the wrong direction.

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And I think smart needs to be defined. It's not meant to say someone is smart and someone else's stupid, but it's more that everyone is smarter, different things intelligent that different things. So depending on what you want to do, well, you have to find someone who is smart at that particular thing. And then with energy.

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It's about the motivation, the drive, the zeal, the enthusiasm. A lot of times people are unmotivated for a specific thing, but they're motivated for other things. So for example, someone might be really unmotivated to go to a job, wear a collar, and sit in an office. But they might be really motivated to, I don't know, fix a car perhaps. So in that case, they should be fixing cars. Or you might have someone who is interested in something else. So they should be pursuing that and trying to figure out how to build a career out of that rather than wearing a tie collar around their neck and going to really job. So high integrity is the most important because otherwise if you've

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got the other two, but you have basically is a smart and hardworking crook, who is eventually going to cheat you. May Allah protect us. So you have to figure out if the person is high integrity. And from the ways you do that, in terms of determining whether there is high integrity in a person is through signals. And signals is what they do, not what they say. It's all the nonverbal things that they do when they think nobody else is looking. And the good news about integrity is that like I said earlier, we're not born with it, or without it, which means that it is a behavior based virtue. And it's something that we can cultivate over time. We can set goals to inculcate and show more

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integrity in everyday life. And eventually we can reach those goals in shallow talent. So I hope this video was of benefit. Do share the content so that others can benefit as well. I look forward to talking to you all in another video. So in sha Allah Allah, this is Mario's Bihari, signing off.