Gennady Borukhovich (gboruk)

Jan 29 2014

First interview question

Recently, when I interview candidates, I’ve started the interview by asking them a seemingly simple question:

"What are 3 things that I absolutely need to know about you; things that if you left this interview (or hung up the phone if it’s a phone screen), you’d regret I didn’t learn about you? 

I’ve received a very wide range of responses, but I find that I’m able to learn a great deal about a person including:

  1. What the person is passionate about
  2. I get a great introduction the person’s communication skills as I’ve probably just caught them off guard. People are ready to talk about their experience, but this may be an uncommon question
  3. I often learn something that I may not have been planning to ask or that wasn’t on their resume

I’m also often able to riff off of one of their responses to find follow up questions that help me get to know the person better as well.

What are some other interview techniques that work for you and that you’ve seen people use? 

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Nov 15 2013
frederatorbooks:

A World of Stories
FarFaria is an iPad app that provides the perfect story time experience for younger children. With more than 400 amazing stories—the first five Lucy the Dinosaur ebooks were added this week—story time has never been easier or more fun! 
Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together.  Frederator Books is committed to bringing you books you’ll love at T-Rex speeds.  Farfaria is the perfect partner for Frederator - we share their passion for reading.  You can read the 5 Lucy ebooks in 1 night or spread them throughout the week.  Frederator loves you, and hopes you’ll love FarFaria too! 

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/farfaria-announces-partnership-with-innovative-digital-publisher-frederator-books-367747.php

frederatorbooks:

A World of Stories

FarFaria is an iPad app that provides the perfect story time experience for younger children. With more than 400 amazing stories—the first five Lucy the Dinosaur ebooks were added this week—story time has never been easier or more fun!

Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together.  Frederator Books is committed to bringing you books you’ll love at T-Rex speeds.  Farfaria is the perfect partner for Frederator - we share their passion for reading.  You can read the 5 Lucy ebooks in 1 night or spread them throughout the week.  Frederator loves you, and hopes you’ll love FarFaria too!

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/farfaria-announces-partnership-with-innovative-digital-publisher-frederator-books-367747.php


(Source: frederatorbooks)

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Jan 17 2013
Mobile
1.1 billion – Number of global smartphone subscribers.
6.7 billion – Number of mobile subscriptions.
5 billion – Number of mobile phone users.
5.3 billion – Number of mobile handsets.
1.3 billion – Number of smartphones in use worldwide by end of 2012.
465 million – Number of Android smartphones sold in 2012, a 66% market share.
31% – Percentage of the U.S. Internet population that used a tablet or e-reader.
13% – Mobile share of global Internet traffic.
5 billion – Number of mobile broadband subscriptions.
1.3 exabytes – Estimated global mobile data traffic per month in 2012.
59% – Share of global mobile data traffic that was video.
500 megabytes – Amount of monthly data traffic consumed by the average smartphone.
504 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed globally (all handsets).
1,820 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed globally (smartphones).
Internet 2012 in numbers from Royal Pingdom (via omniar)

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Apr 13 2012
disruptomatic:

There are loads of children’s book-apps available on iPad, but FarFaria is bringing a more Spotify/Netflix vibe to the idea. How? By charging parents $3.99 a month for unlimited access to its catalogue of illustrated stories.
The idea is that parents pay, then their children navigate the virtual FarFaria world looking for new tales to read. “No advertising. No hidden fees,” promises its App Store listing, which also notes that new stories will be added every week.
The app is aimed at 2-9 year-olds. Fun, although I’m not sure it’ll tear mine away from Peppa Pig and other familiar book-app brands.

disruptomatic:

There are loads of children’s book-apps available on iPad, but FarFaria is bringing a more Spotify/Netflix vibe to the idea. How? By charging parents $3.99 a month for unlimited access to its catalogue of illustrated stories.

The idea is that parents pay, then their children navigate the virtual FarFaria world looking for new tales to read. “No advertising. No hidden fees,” promises its App Store listing, which also notes that new stories will be added every week.

The app is aimed at 2-9 year-olds. Fun, although I’m not sure it’ll tear mine away from Peppa Pig and other familiar book-app brands.

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Feb 14 2012
Oct 06 2011
startupquote:

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at  night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
- Steve Jobs
(Steve Jobs Special Issue #1)

startupquote:

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

- Steve Jobs

(Steve Jobs Special Issue #1)

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Sep 30 2011
startupquote:

Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.
- Paul Graham

So true!

startupquote:

Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.

- Paul Graham

So true!

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Aug 31 2011
startupquote:

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
- Jack Dorsey

startupquote:

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.

- Jack Dorsey

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