Genuinely Curious

I once sat down at a lunch table with some strangers, and we started chit chatting. It was one of those situations where we talked to fill the silence, because awkward noise beats awkward silence. We didn’t have anything meaty to say to each other though. We asked some…

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The Space Around Us

This past weekend, a game developer (friend of a friend) showed me his workspace. It’s an environment like I’ve never seen before. The layout was open and the room was dark, apparently good for seeing graphics on a computer screen. No walls. But very quiet. It got me…

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Look at What People Do

I was in a discussion about interviewing strategies and the merits of behavioral questions versus hypothetical questions. Behavioral questions start with “Tell me about a time when…” Hypothetical questions start with “What would you do if…” Hypothetical questions frustrate me for three reasons: It’s easy to say I would…

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