It’s tempting to hire others who think the same way you do. When you have a lot in common, it’s easy to work together, and a day at the office can feel a lot like hanging out with friends. Unfortunately, making a habit of hiring your professional twins can also quickly lead to disaster, as we learned from General Motors’ close brush with bankruptcy in 2008 to 2009.

As you may remember, the government propped up GM with a $50 billion bailoutSteven Rattner, tasked with overseeing the company’s use of the funds, made this alarming observation: “GM had arguably the worst culture of any major company I’ve ever been around.” Read more…

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Should you hire your professional twin?