8 reasons you should be more like Inigo Montoya at work

The swashbuckling avenger from ‘The Princess Bride’ has eight attributes you’d want in your next employee, says a top exec at Glassdoor. See what those traits are, swordsmanship aside.

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What’s most exciting about revisiting favorite books and movies is finding a new lesson, usually related to something new in my life.

I had a chance to re-view “The Princess Bride” and I got to thinking about the character Inigo Montoya. You know, the swordsman looking for revenge and repeating his catch phrase over and over: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die.”

About a year ago I joined Glassdoor as director of corporate and employer communications, and I spend a lot of time thinking about recruiting, employer branding and all things HR. That and my encounter with “The Princess Bride” and Inigo got me thinking about what a great employee he’d make.

I have eight great reasons I would hire Inigo tomorrow (if I needed a swordsman on my staff). First, for those of you who do not remember Inigo, or the Princess Bride, let’s catch up:

Before you read on, a word of caution: The following article contains spoilers. If you have not seen the movie, please stop reading now and go watch it.

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