You Should Hire “The Dangerous Ones”

I recently came across this quote by Queen Victoria:

There are segments of society who think people like artists, philosophers, the intelligencia and general freethinkers are dangerous. I won’t argue at length on this point. I personally think that while these people may be creative, innovative and overall hell-raisers, they are not what I would call “dangerous.” I have several of them as friends and acquaintances, and I feel perfectly safe. However, after having talked with people who think they are dangerous, I come to this conclusion: If you think we’re so dangerous, hire us!

There’s a precedent for this, too. The government and various companies hire hackers, for example, in order to perform needed tasks. Over time, the value of these kinds of people has become well-known.

So, if you’re looking to hire someone, hire “the dangerous ones.”

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