Best Time of Day to Do Everything, Best Interview Questions & More Highlights

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1. The Best Time of Day to Do Everything, According to Science

By Lindsay Kolowich – Hub Spot

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

As you may have noticed over time, I am a big proponent of learning your energy patterns and designing a routine that matches your needs and bandwidth in each moment. A recent example comes from working with someone with a natural energy lull around 2:30 p.m. This person loves meeting with people 1:1, it actually gives her energy to talk to her colleagues. We’ve now designed her schedule to have a 1:1 each day around 2:30.

Here are other random facts about when you can do the things that fill a day. Read More

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2. Landfill Gas for Dinner? Scientists to Cook Food From Waste

By Ann Koh – Bloomberg Technology

Digest: Food Tech

Curators: Winnie Leung, David Nagy

California-based Calysta, backed by investors including Japan’s Mitsui & Co. and Cargill Inc., and India-based String Bio convert methane in wastes gas into protein. Their protein product is already used in animal feed. Read More

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3. A Group Of Women Are Launching A Fund That Plans To Invest Only In Other Women

By Theodore Schleifer – Recode

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship

Curators: Clare Bennett, Lorel Sim

Philanthropic adviser Lindsey Taylor Wood and former Karlin Ventures investor Erin Shipley founded The Helm to focus on making seed investments and plan to make eight to 10 investments of around $200,000 in the first year. Read More

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4. The Best Interview Questions We’ve Ever Published

By First Round Review

Digest: HR & Employee Experience

Curator: Philip Alexander

A list of great interview questions from First Round. Read More

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5. The Last Invention of Man

By Nautilus

Digest: Artificial Intelligence

Curators: Aashay Mody, Sergio A. Escobar

Here’s a fantastic fictional story from MIT professor Max Tegmark about how AI might take over the world when humans finally succeed in creating artificial general intelligence. It leaves us with questions around our own future with AI, and how we would like things to play out. Read More

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