A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 10, 2013
“Hire character. Train skill.”

"Hire character, train skill” is a saying that has been printed on many posters. “Hire character, train skill” has been credited since 2005 to former Porsche CEO and motivational speaker Peter W. Schutz, but it’s uncertain when he first said it.

The saying means that, most importantly, one should hire people with good character; skill can and should be trained.


Wikipedia: Peter Schutz
Peter W. Schutz (born April 20, 1930) was the president and CEO of Porsche between 1981 and 1986, a time in which the company greatly expanded sales, primarily in the United States. Today he is a motivational speaker and co-founder of Harris and Schutz Inc., with his wife Sheila Harris-Schutz.

Google Books
Reasoning and Writing Well with Student Access to Catalyst
By Betty Mattix Dietsch
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
2005
Pg. 28:
Peter W. Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche AG, agrees. Schutz advises: “Hire character. Train skill.”

Twitter
George McClellan
‏@mcgeneral
Hire character. Train skill. ~Peter Schutz (http://www.freado.com) #quote http://ff.im/-2HwoJ
10:00 PM - 7 May 09

Google Books
Book of Business Quotations
Edited by Bill Ridgers
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2012
Pg. ?:
Hire character. Train skill.
Peter Schultz, inventor (1942–)

Google Books
Quotable Quotes:
Wit and Wisdom from the Greatest Minds of Our Time

By Editors of Reader’s Digest
New York, NY: Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
2012
Pg. ?:
Hire character. Train skill.
—PETER SCHUTZ

Twitter
Fast Company
‏@FastCompany
“Hire character. Train skill.” How to make every hire a creative-minded person: http://trib.al/YaJMhjx
3:18 AM - 17 Jun 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, August 10, 2013 • Permalink