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The latest trend for tech interviews: Days of unpaid homework

Last year, a company that was interested in hiring me as a software developer asked me to build a food delivery application for a fictional restaurant, as a way to test my coding abilities. I was a bit shocked.

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An (agile) coach’s dilemma

I’d never met the team before. It was a small company in Cornwall and the big boss man was away on holiday that week. They took me upstairs to the meeting room. We talked for about an hour and I could tell there was something on their mind. This was it, the $64,000 question.

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Haruki Murakami on Reading What Everyone Else is Reading

We’ve all been there. At the bookstore looking for a book to read. On one side of the store is the safe bet. The best-selling books that everyone else is reading. These are (generally) the mediocre books that time hasn’t yet filtered for us.

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WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts — again

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as a speaker at a class at Stanford University earlier this week, where he spoke about the decision to sell the company to Facebook, and urged students to delete their Facebook accounts.

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Exponent Podcast: Fence-building vs. Axe-wielding

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Where Warren’s Wrong. Listen to it here.

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