From Ex-Googlers To Mark Bittman’s Startup Career: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top leadership stories may help you ask better questions on interviews and reconsider hot tech and startup jobs alike.

This week, we learned what it takes for tech employees to leave their top-shelf jobs, why Mark Bittman made the leap to startup life, and how not to waste the last few minutes of a job interview.


Here are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of November 16.

1. Where Google, Apple, And Amazon Employees Want To Work Next

Employees at leading tech companies may have been lured by employers’ name-brand reputations, but according to a new survey data on tech workers, there are a few key factors that can lead them to reconsider. This week we learned what they are.

2. Seven Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

By one recent measure, some 80% of millionaires got that way without the help of a trust fund or inherited cash. One expert on the subject explains why, in his view, “it’s often two or three habits that separate the wealthy from those who are financially challenged.”

3. Seven Interview Questions That Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

“No, I think that’s everything,” is the wrong response when the hiring manager asks if you have any questions at the end of a job interview. Try one of these instead.

4. The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Great leaders exude confidence. That much is clear. But where confidence shades into arrogance, leaders tend to stumble. This week we turned a magnifying glass on the relationship between two seemingly opposing forces—confidence and humility—to see what it takes to keep them in balance.

5. This Is Gonna Be Harder Than I Thought

When the meal-kit startup Purple Carrot approached food writer Mark Bittman with a job offer, he writes, “There were complications, chief among them that I’m essentially anti-capitalist.” Now Purple Carrot’s cofounder, partner, and chief innovation officer, Bittman explains in a new column for Fast Company how he reconciled his misgivings about startup life with his career-long passion for ethical eating.