Hire people who are better than you.
Ask the question: “would I work for you?”
If the answer is ‘yes’, then this is a good hire.
If the answer is ‘no’, then you have reservations about the person; do not hire.
“I’ve adopted this hiring rule, which is that you should never hire someone to work for you unless you would work for them in an alternate universe.
…which doesn’t mean that you should give them your job, but if the tables were turned and you were looking for a job, would you be comfortable with working for this person?
And I basically think that if the answer to that question is no, then you’re doing something expedient but you’re not doing something as well as you can on that.”
Source: Mark Zuckerberg