Tuesday, 3 March 2009
THE BEST INTERVIEW ANSWER OF ALL TIME
My friend Fredrik Persson had a buddy (another Swede, Mikael I can't remember his last name), who was due to be interviewed initially over the phone by Goldman Sachs. The phone call was scheduled for 1PM. One of the first questions the Goldman guy asked Mikael was: "What articles have you read in today's Financial Times?" To which Mikael replied: "I haven't read today's Financial Times. I just got up 15 minutes ago." Now that's quality. Needless to say, Mikael did not get the job, or even a sniff at a second interview. The world, no doubt, is better for it. Good luck in whatever you do, Mikael. I don't know you but I wish I did.