24 years ago, Amazon was a humble online bookstore operating out of some guy's garage. Today, it's one of the world's largest companies with an annual net sales revenue of $177.7 billion. This has made its CEO Jeff Bezos the richest person on Earth by a considerable margin.
A large part of Amazon's growth can be attributed to intelligent hiring practices. Indeed, Bezos once cited talented employees as "the single most important element" of Amazon's success. He also once sent a memo to Amazon execs requiring them to consider three questions before offering someone for a job - which are relevant to all workplaces.