Matt Ray had a nice quote on hiring “just OK” people. Here’s a related, and equally punchy passage from “Ten Things Smart Start-ups Know”, in The Big Moo:
Lose the Slackers
“I stopped looking for work the day I found a job.” If that’s the official coffee cup mantra at your office, you’ve got troubles. A start-up is like a shallow stream — you can see the rocks at the bottom. Of course it’s uncomfortable to confront those who stopped looking for work a long time ago — that’s why most companies are stuck with who’ve they’ve got.