Valuable Systems

The blog of Cantlin Ashrowan

The teaching org 🏫

77 words from 26 January 2021

If your org can’t teach new folks, then you have no option but to hire primarily for a candidate’s skills. And your candidate pool is just those with enough skills already.

But if you teach your org to teach, you can hire primarily for diversity, empathy, openness – whatever you value. And your candidate pool is those who exhibit those values.

Even better: teach your org to teach your values, too. Now your candidate pool is everyone.

Valuable Systems is the blog of me, Cantlin Ashrowan, a product leader based in London. You can email me at, or follow me on Twitter here.