I just published my first piece on Medium. It’s a quick overview of the 6 interview questions i use all the time to help me understand the way job candidates think. A couple observations:
- I love Medium. It’s such an easy tool to use. Between WordPress and Medium, i believe writing for the web is easier than ever
- I really like those six questions, but i think there are a couple more. That’s for the next post.
I’ve gotten some good reaction already to the questions, and it’s gratifying that people find them useful. Let me know if you have any additional questions i should be asking.
It’s shocking how many people give presentations that will make or break their careers without rehearsing beforehand. Rehearsing is uncomfortable. It seems time consuming. It electrifies all the nerves you know you’ll be feeling during the real deal. But the only way to optimize your performance when it truly counts is to practice, Kahn says.
via This Advice From IDEO’s Nicole Kahn Will Transform the Way You Give Presentations.
We need a new organization to oversee college admissions testing, and we could do it for far less than a half billion dollars, while making the entire process less stressful. This organization should neither administer nor profit from tests; it should only be a coordinating body. It should structure the testing system in a way that guides students into the right colleges and increases graduation rates. The organization must be accountable, and should be measured by how much it improves outcomes for students.
via I taught America to beat the SAT. That’s how I know it’s useless. | MSNBC.
As bad as these are, though, the crucial flaw is systemic. The fundamental structure of usernames and passwords grow more obsolete each day. It’s a technology built for an internet that no longer exists — one that didn’t fully realize and anticipate now-habitual activities like online banking and commerce.
via The Internet Has A Password Problem.
The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city’s bike-share system, for only $5.
via Prescribe-a-Bike: Boston Medical Center has a new prescription to fight obesity in low-income patients..