For what people do top companies really look? Which type of persons do top companies love to recruit? Regardless, if they are multinational players or small start-ups. Countless tales and legends surround these questions. Recently, when chatting with business school students at an alumni meeting of my alma mater I was asked how best to enter a leading and admired company. How someone knows whether or not they are suited for a career in such a company. What do they need to know? What skills do they need to have?