Tag smart

Why I don’t answer most phone calls

Whether I’m working or spending quality time with close ones, I hate being interrupted. Most people want to call me because it’s “more convenient” for them, but in most cases it’s not reciprocate.

– by Adrien Joly via medium.com

World War II’s Greatest Hero: The True Story of Alan Turing

A computer pioneer who helped defeat the Nazis, Turing was a war hero working in secret, a gay man in an era of extraordinary prejudice and a genius before his time.
Unknown to the general public at the time of his death, Turing was a World War II code-breaking hero who, as Winston Churchill would later recall, made the single biggest contribution to the Allied victory in World War II.

– via nytimes.com

The Bottle-of-Wine Test for Hiring

..mostly what I am looking for is passion. A story. A flicker in the eye. A light. I want to see a light! I want to see confidence, and I also want to see vulnerability.
I ask some questions that really get stories out of people. Something as simple as “Who are you?” can be answered in myriad ways. I always ask “What did your parents teach you?” It’s a passage into a candidate’s past and usually the answer’s nothing you’d read on a CV or on LinkedIn.

– via linkedin.com

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders, and great followers. They possess a wide range of easily defined but hard to find qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.
Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:

– via inc.com


An idea is not a design
A design is not a prototype
A prototype is not a program
A program is not a product
A product is not a business
A business is not profits
Profits are not an exit
And an exit is not happiness.

– via quora.com