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Why Thomas Edison Insisted Every Job Applicant Eat Soup Before His Eyes

7 big conclusions from 7 small observations.

Photo by MART PRODUCTION

Thomas Edison observed when a candidate added salt — was it before or after tasting the soup? His line of work needed job applications to experiment before they conclude. And he was leery of hiring anyone who added salt mechanically before tasting soup.

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Karthik Rajan

Karthik Rajan

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