Rob at BusinessPundit is getting to meet Richard Branson in person and is blogging about it too.
He talked about hiring, saying that "The number one thing that matters, especially if you're going to be manager at Virgin, is how good you are with people. If you're - if you're good with people and you've got - you know, and you really care, genuinely care about people then I'm sure we could find a job for you at Virgin. I think, you know, that the companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I'm sure we'd like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one."
Now that's something ! It's an endorsement of the strategic importance of people processes by someone who started business at the age of 16 and has learnt everything first-hand ! Rob also thinks Branson should be blogging.
While on a related note Tom Kelly of IDEO blogs in FC Now that “directing is 90% casting.” Kelly's new book The Ten Faces of Innovation has a website here.