What’s the best way to hire?

Stephen Cohen (Co-founder and EVP at Palantir Technologies)
Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup – Class 5 Notes Essay

There is probably some sum of money you could pay to any engineer to work at Palantir and give it their all for one year. But there is no sum of money that you could pay any engineer to go all-out for ten years. Humans can’t muster that amount of sustained focus and energy if they don’t love what they’re doing. The folks who fall in love aren’t asking details about salary, trying to extract every penny.