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Scaling the next peak

Adyen's Pieter van der Does, an avid mountaineer-turned-entrepreneur, draws lessons from climbing in running his payments company.

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"There is always something going on. It's like climbing. If you're not worried anymore, that's when it becomes dangerous. In business, even if we've got a good hand of cards, we have got to play it right. We've got to make sure everybody remains hungry."

PIETER van der Does, the 48-year-old chief and co-founder of global payments company Adyen, has an offbeat way of evaluating talent for his startup. His hiring tactic seems - at least to this writer - original and creative, and frankly, quite brilliant.

Asked "what is the one thing you

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