This is just what i had been thinking lately. I’ve come up with the “i have to make a kickass team instead of killing myself by flying solo“-thing, but this “lesson” completes that thought. On his G+ post, Guy later explained:

Actually, Steve believed that A players hire A players—that is people who are as good as they are. I refined this slightly—my theory is that A players hire people even better than themselves. It’s clear, though, that B players hire C players so they can feel superior to them, and C players hire D players. If you start hiring B players, expect what Steve called “the bozo explosion” to happen in your organization.

Well explained. The tale of talent-hunting begins.