Over at the SafeGraph blog, I write about why the Peter Thiel interview question (“what is a heretical view you have”) is so predictive. Take a look.
It reveals that most people hold conventional opinions and call them “heretical.” Almost everyone cannot come up with an answer that most people they know do not agree with.
What makes for a good answer?
One that sparks a unique view of the world and shows the candidate doesn’t think like their peers. This signals that the candidate:
1) thinks differently
2) is open-minded
3) is brave enough to discuss an unpopular opinion