You’re told to find a cow. Everyone agrees that there is a need and room in the budget for a new cow. Engineering wants a cow that has .Net/C#, Java, C++, CSS, PHP, stong interpersonal skills, managment potential, and the ability to crack the Google algorithm. Marketing wants a cow that can perform SEO as well as dance on the head of a pin – that, and write copy. Sales wants a cow that knows how to hunt as well as farm. Product wants a high-potential cow with an MBA from a top school that can herd cats.
You locate several such cows, with exceptional pedigrees.
Upon meeting all the cows, and bringing a herd back for second and third round interviews, the executive team decides that what is really needed is a cat.