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Cloud computing, startups, and venture capital

Archive for May 2015

Show Your Work (thanks @ThisIsLars)

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It’s not your work history or your grades. It’s not how much industry experience you have. Nor it is whether you can solve brain teasers … The biggest predictor of whether you’ll succeed, Laszlo Bock outlines in ‘Work Rules!,’ is how you fare in a sample work test.

via Google Says You Should Throw Out Your Hiring System.

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Written by John Gannon

May 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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How AWS is like a VC (from @stratechery)

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This is great from Amazon’s perspective: the company effectively has a stake in nearly every significant startup, and for free; if the company succeeds, Amazon will be paid, handsomely, and if they fail, well, Amazon covered their own costs of providing cloud services along the way.

via The AWS IPO – Stratechery by Ben Thompson.

Written by John Gannon

May 7, 2015 at 10:28 am

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Spot on, @albertwenger re: learning to integrate vs learning to code

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Instead for the most part programming will be closer to using IFTTT or Zapier than to writing code from scratch in an editor. Still, you will need some understanding of what inputs and outputs are and grok the idea of breaking a process down into smaller steps that can then be combined to give you a desired result. That will be the essential knowledge about coding for most people and that is in fact a new type of literacy.

via Continuations.

Written by John Gannon

May 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

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