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Google’s 11-Step Guide to Interviewing

Have you read How Google Works yet? Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google adviser Jonathan Rosenberg published How Google Works a few weeks ago. It’s full of insights, including a chapter on finding talent and a subsection on interviewing, which they call “the most important skill any business person can…

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Is Time-Saving Technology Making Us Lazy and Incompetent?

In the late 1980s, the researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gave electronic pagers to hundreds of workers from five businesses around Chicago. For one week, each pager beeped at seven random moments during the day. At each beep, the workers stopped what they were doing and filled out a short questionnaire. They answered…

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Walter Isaacson and The Myth of the Lone Genius

In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain writes that solitude is out of fashion. In school and at work—everyone is forced to work in teams. She calls this trend the “New Groupthink” and worries that we’re overvaluing the “Extrovert Ideal.” If you want…

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3 Book Recommendations From Pixar President Ed Catmull

In a recent podcast Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Work Week) asked Pixar President Ed Catmull, “If you could give a piece of advice to your 20-year-old self, what would it be?” Catmull explained that he wouldn’t give any advice. “Why would I want to give myself advice that would have helped me avoid a mistake that…

The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

1The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work by Joseph Campbell

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

2The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

One Monster After Another

3One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer

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