Originally Published November 20th, 2014 in EntrepreneurMiddleEast.com.
By Amal Chaaban
"Oracle alum and author Liz Wiseman has written a terrific book on why sometimes being completely inexperienced in a position is actually a tremendous asset (instead of a liability). She starts by telling her own story at Oracle, and intersperses later chapters with pertinent examples of where rookies had what seasoned veterans in the particular industry didn’t. Further, she even goes so far as to break down the types of rookies, and the best assets of each of these types. A great read, quick and to the point, Wiseman doesn’t be labour each item, rather she frames it in a very concise explanation further elaborated upon by charts where necessary. If all of that wasn’t enough, each chapter has a useful chapter summary at the end which readers of this column will know I love to see in books. Read Rookie Smarts if you want a new way of looking at hiring practices to invigorate your company."