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An early PayPal employee said the 'PayPal Mafia,' which includes Elon Musk, have been successful founders partly thanks to their counterintuitive hiring process

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Elon Musk co-founded PayPal after his startup X.com merged with Peter Thiel's Confinity. Alexi Rosenfeld / Contributor / getty
Many of PayPal's early employees, including Elon Musk, have gone on to found successful companies.
A former employee told the Tim Ferriss Show that the way PayPal hired people may have played a part in that success.
Jason Portnoy said Paypal focused on hiring for capability, rather than people with specific skills.
PayPal is perhaps as noteworthy for its hugely successful founders as it is for the way it transformed online money transfers. Elon Musk, Peter Thiel...
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