아래는 장현군이 친구들 게시판에 올린 글.
마리오 가벨리가 밝히는 인재관을 들어보면 그가 어린 시절에 겪었던 가난의 경험이 오히려 인생을 진지하게 사는 데 큰 발판이 됐음 을 짐작할 수 있다.
“나는 Ph.D(박사학위) 출신들을 채용합니다. 내가 원하는 사람은 가난하고(Poor), 배고프고(Hungry), 성공에 대한 열망이 깊은(Driven) 사람들입니다.
원문을 찾아보니 아래와 같았다. 자, PhD attitude를 갖자. 단 Ph는 졸업 전까지만 -_-;
“Get the PHD Attitude”
Excerpted from “Success is a Choice” © 1997 by Rick Pitino
When I was helping Jamal Mashburn, one of my top players, find someone to manage his money a couple of years back, I was looking for someone who was conservative, who had alot of experience, and who had withstood tough times. My research took me to a man named Mario Gabelli, who handles millions of dollars in corporate investments and endowments.
“Mario gave me a tour of his company in Rye, New York; he must have had between seventy-five and one hundred employees in the back room all handling various accounts. I asked him what he looks for in hiring people, how he created his employee base. Was it a Wharton diploma? Harvard Business School? What was it?
“I hire PHDs,” he said
“I don’t understand,” I said. ” I would think in your business you would hire people with expertise in managing money, not PHDs.”
“Not in an academic sense,” he said. ” I’m looking for Poor, Hungry and Driven people.”
I’ve never forgotten Mario’s phrase, and now I, too, look for people who are poor, hungry, and driven.
Now I’m not talking about people being poor economically. I’m talking about being poor in terms of knowledge, about people who are constantly searching to learn more, to find more wisdom. And hungry in this context refers to those with a tremendous desire to succeed, people who won’t ever be satisfied with an ordinary level of accomplishment. And driven people are the ones who set ambitious goals and then pursue them with real ferocity.”