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This is what Google learned after interviewing one job candidate 16 times, according to Eric Schmidt

Catherine Clifford

Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001 and led the tech company for the next decade as the company grew from a start-up to a corporate behemoth, whose parent company, Alphabet, now has a market cap of over $740 billion . Very early hiring strategies largely involved hiring co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin's friends from Stanford University. "They were super smart, somewhat disorganized kinds of people," Schmidt told Tyler Cowen on the " Conversations with Tyler " podcast.