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21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Study Skills

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Machine Learning

National Cocktail Day: Best Cocktails For Men | Men’s Health

10 Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make<p>From the classics to new twists by renowned mixologists, these libations will kick your weekend off right<p>Getty Images<p>March 24th is National Cocktail Day, so we've put together a list of cocktails you need to try out. Think cocktails aren't macho? …

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …

UI Design

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

How to Build a Kid's Bed for a Small Space

In a new home with little room and my kids too big for cribs, I built their first bed with rough plans, reclaimed lumber, and a little help from my dad.<p>Like many family decisions, it started at Ikea. Our two kids, Irish twins who were then two and three, had started to escape their cribs, and we …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Employment

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

Five Simple Budgeting Strategies That Can Bring Real Results

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy’s …

Personal Finance

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

First, let’s say you bought an app that edits pictures on your phone.<p>You bought it because you love programs like Photoshop, and you wanted such detailed features for your phone, especially one in particular. However, when you actually start using the app, you find the interface confusing and you …

How Running Your Meetings Differently Can Transform Your Culture

Meetings. Some are dreaded, others are valuable. Make sure your meetings are productive and a good use of time. Your culture will thank you for it.<p><i>By Bob Pothier, director for Partners in Leadership and a former GE exec who works with leaders to create greater accountability across the work force</i> …

Time Management

7 Must-Use Tools for Building an Infographic

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share information.<p>I always enjoy looking at them, but always feel like <b>there is no way I could ever create one myself.</b><p><b>Or is</b> …

Infographics

Why You Can’t Trust Yourself

Bertrand Russell famously said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of …

Psychology

Move over RRSP, TFSA: Here are 7 strategies for maximizing investment returns you might not know about

Investors tend to focus first and foremost on gross returns. Since an investor only gets to keep their net return after-tax, tax should be an …

April's 10 best new web design tools

Every month we select the 10 most useful new tools to help web designers (and sometimes developers, too) improve the way they work. They include …

Six Tips for Stunning Data Visualization | Inc.com

We're all collecting data - mounds and mounds of data. So, how do we use this data to make it worthwhile? Well, regardless of whether you're presenting data to company executives or prospective clients, it all comes down to strategic data visualization. People love compelling illustrations, so you …

Data Visualization

Web Form Design Best Practices: 5 Useful UI Patterns

From a technical standpoint, forms are easy. A dollop of HTML, a dash of CSS, a serving of your favorite back-end code, and you’re ready to go. But …

UX Design

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

An Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: the Right Question

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago a senior executive VP of operations faced an awkward conversation. Upon arriving at work one Monday morning, she learned that the company’s VP of sales had thought it a good idea to swim naked at a client’s pool party over …

Leadership

9 of The Best Free UX e-Books

Looking for some expert techniques to give you an edge in UX design? We’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite e-books from the Web that you can …

UX Design

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

UI Design

Addison Hodges Hart

'Many, though certainly not all, of the scientists who opine loudest about the uselessness of philosophy are public atheists. The form of atheism …

The Most Effective Way to Take a Break at Work

Some people have a relentless drive to work all the time. They’ll work through lunch breaks, stay late at the office, and even bring projects home to …

Time Management

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Readers are leaders. By reading these 20 books before you are 30, you will be ready for a lifetime of learning, applying and growing as a person.

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Procrastination
UI Design