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Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

The UI/UX portfolio: 13 best practices

NOTE: UI and UX are two different fields but the truth is, most companies do not have the resources to hire for both positions. You can use the …

UX Design

3 Key Concepts That Will Make You A Better Person And Entrepreneur

Always make your future bigger than your past<p>Dan Sullivan is the founder of Strategic Coach, which is arguably the #1 coaching program for entrepreneurs in the world. He wrote a really great book called, THE LAWS OF LIFETIME GROWTH.<p>In this article, I'm going to focus on three of those laws. But …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Download a master bundle of “User Research” templates now!

Download our free ebook <b>The Basics of User Experience Design</b> to learn about core concepts in UX design.<p>In 9 chapters, we'll cover: conducting user …

Imperfect, organic design is the next step

Long ago, there lived a priest who was in charge of a quaint, lush garden. The priest loved his garden very much and tended carefully to its shrubs, …

UI Design

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Bear and Wolf: A Tender Illustrated Fable of Walking Side by Side in Otherness

A watercolor serenade to kinship across difference in a shared world.<p>Otherness has always been how we define ourselves — by contrast and distinction from what is unlike us, we find out what we are like: As I have previously written, we are what remains after everything we are not. But otherness can …

How to build a deep learning model in 15 minutes – tech-at

<i>An open source framework for configuring, building, deploying and maintaining deep learning models in Python.</i><p>As Instacart has grown, we’ve learned a …

An Evolutionary Anatomy of Affect: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How and Why We Feel What We Feel

“How and what we create culturally and how we react to cultural phenomena depend on the tricks of our imperfect memories as manipulated by feelings.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James wrote in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. In the …

Consciousness

Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …

Flavors

Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user onboarding

A well considered and well maintained onboarding funnel will grow your business. A leaky one could kill it.In software, when you think of …

Why Nothing Cuts Through Complexity Like Visual Thinking

Dan Roam is a management consultant who uses visual thinking to make complicated ideas simple. His books <i>Back of the Napkin</i> and <i>Draw to Win</i> explain how …

57 Summaries of Machine Learning and NLP Research

Staying on top of recent work is an important part of being a good researcher, but this can be quite difficult. Thousands of new papers are published …

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all.<p>It’s been a frantic week of security …

JavaScript

Design System Frictions

Creating a design system to serve an organization’s digital products is a delicate dance of decision-making, compromise, and balance. There are some …

Yann LeCun Discusses the Power, Limits of Deep Learning

LeCun was both enthusiastic on the progress the field has made in recent years and realistic about what such systems can and cannot do.<p>PCMag reviews …

Amazon's CEO Demands This 1 Thing in a Job Interview (and Most Do It Wrong)

Jeff Bezos wants to make sure of this before he hires you. Unfortunately, it's likely you won't give it to him.<p>In the early stages of the building of Amazon, Jeff Bezos used to interview every job candidate himself.<p>Bezos believed each employee played a key role, so the quality of new hires was as …

Marketing language: The emotions and symbols that work best

Today, the majority of humanity is faced with a constant stream of language. We receive an average of 80 plus emails a day. We can scroll through hundreds of tweets or Facebook updates in minutes. With a reported 10 hours daily spent in front of screens, never before have people had to contend with …

Financial Services

The State Of Small Business Marketing

Marketing is a moving target these days. Technologies evolve and customer behavior seems to change almost every day.<p>Small businesses tend to be a little slow with marketing developments. Some are cutting-edge, of course – but most wait until there’s proof a tactic works.<p>That’s not a bad strategy, …

Small Business

6 Principles Lexus Used to Boost Facebook Engagement by 10,000 Percent in One Day

Lexus asked the public to co-create a forthcoming model using a 10-hour Facebook Live session. Good news: anyone can do it.<p>Social media, the great equalizer, is an ideal tool for entrepreneurs. Even unknowns can spread an idea if they effectively leverage a platform, and for a fraction of the cost …

Forget Ethereum Or Bitcoin, This Crypto Is Where Money Will Be Made

My <b>History With CryptoCurrency</b><p>It seems as though everyone and their grandma's know about Bitcoin today. With a price around $5600 at the the time of …

How Does Spotify Know You So Well? – Member Feature Stories – Medium

This Monday — just like every Monday before it — over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them called Discover Weekly. …

How to Become the Coca-Cola of Your Industry Practically Overnight

Soon, everything they taught you about Facebook advertising and lead generation will not work. This is why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the next 24 months, direct lead generation will be inaccessible for most businesses. Soon, everything they taught you about …

Online Life

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

8 Critical Tests to Run Before Launching Your New Website

Drag and drop website builders like Wix and Weebly have many people thinking that publishing a website is as simple as pressing a button and basking …

How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?

Although several studies have pointed to oxytocin, or the "love hormone," as an important factor in promoting sociability, the mechanisms behind this …

Neuroscience