The Job Interview of the Future Is Already Here
| Pilita Clark
has taken a McKinsey
hiring ‘test’, which is some sort of ecologically-oriented Minecraft
built by Imbellus
, a firm founded by a Harvard
dropout Rebecca Kantar
. The company has raised $23 million
so far in a quest to update knowledge-based testing with skills-based testing. Hmmm.
Earnin raises $125M to help workers track and cash out wages in real time
| Kate Clark
talks to Ram Palaniappan
, the founder of Earnin
, a financial app that allows workers to get paid ahead of their payroll date through a pay-it-forward model: other users provide 'tips’ to Earnin that are used to front others money. Kind of a strange, altruistic model that appears to be working, however.
Francesca Gino on Could versus Should
| I add some thoughts to an HBR piece by Francesca Gino
on improving decision making by creating impediments to rapid consensus and certainty, like dissent.
GM’s decline truly began with its quest to turn people into machines
| Gwynn Guilford
write a deep and long chronicle of the decline of GM
, starting with the 1972 Lordstown Strike where the automaker tried to respond to the threat of small German and Japanese imports, and failed. NOte: this is the same plant that GM shut down in late 2018. GM tried to speed up production in 1972, and crashed on the Vega, a disaster for GM. Also mentions the Eliot Richardson
1972 Work in America
report that argued that industrial efficiency was 'dehumanizing work’. A must read.