Every so often, I read an article or blog post where the author correctly asserts some problem (say, technical hiring,) is hard to solve, even harder to measure the correctness of the solution, and whats more, most are bad at either or both.
He then goes to show his perfect solution, which is just as faulty as ones he dismiss at the beginning of his post.
My thinking is that there are no trivial solution to problems which are known to be hard: having an open problem that is being tackled by many, yet remain unsolved, is probably a very good signal that there isn’t an obvious or simple solution for it. Especially not one that can be summarized in the narrow margins of a page, or a blog post.
(This post, of course, probably demonstrates the same deficiency)