brand storytelling — July 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Harvard Business Review: “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar”


semicolon smarterstorytelling.comKyle Wiens is the co-founder of, a site that helps people repair their “unrepairable” consumer electronics — from iPhones to laptops and digital cameras — by supplying them with parts and free repair manuals.

So it’s no surprise that Kyle is adamant about rooting out sloppy English usage, so adamant that each and every prospective iFixit employees must take a grammar test.

“Good grammar is credibility, especially on the Internet,” Kyle tells the Harvard Business Review. “In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites, your words are all you have.”

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