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A different lesson from Jeff Bezos: Inc. magazine columnist and Seattle-area author Minda Zetlin sees the Amazon founder’s push for financial incentives in the company’s HQ2 search, reportedly fueled by envy of Elon Musk, as a sign of “the dirty little secret about success.”

“We spend our whole lives pursuing success. But where is that spot, exactly?” Zetlin says on the GeekWire Podcast. “If you’re the richest person in the world ... and you’re still not satisfied, you’re still not happy, you’re still jealous of somebody else, it seems to illustrate that there is no there there.”

That’s one of the insights from Zetlin’s new book, "Career Self-Care: Find Your Happiness, Success, and Fulfillment at Work.” Read more and listen here

Ex-AWS engineer guilty in Capital One hack: Paige Thompson violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 2019 when she accessed data from more than 30 entities, including Capital One, in one of the largest breaches of a major financial service. That was the verdict from a federal jury in Seattle, finding the former Amazon Web Services engineer guilty on seven counts. Read more.

Merck eyes Seagen: The biopharma giant is reportedly considering an acquisition of Seagen, the Seattle region's largest biotech company. The deal “could make a world of sense” for Seagen, one expert says. Here’s why

Playstation vs. Xbox: Rivals subscription services from the gaming giants highlight different strategies. Here’s how they stack up

Civil rights audits: In case you missed it, GeekWire contributing editor Monica Nickelsburg tool a closer look at the civil rights audits commissioned by Microsoft and Amazon, and how they could unfold. It's a timely topic given that today is Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Thanks for reading, and have a restful weekend. — Managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com, and co-founder Todd Bishop, todd@geekwire.com(Bezos file photo by Gary Cameron / Economic Club of Washington, D.C.)
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