Career Self-Care: Learning from Bezos' big mistake

SPONSOR MESSAGE: Grab your Sounders gear and join us for a Rooftop BBQ + Sounders Day on Tuesday, August 2nd: Register today!


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,, and co-founder Todd Bishop, file photo by Gary Cameron / Economic Club of Washington, D.C.)
Top Ways Companies Thrive Through Uncertainty

Why do certain companies thrive through uncertainty, while others do not? Discover the common denominator that separates these businesses from the rest.

Discover the key to success.

Copyright © 2022 GeekWire LLC, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted to receive emails from GeekWire LLC.
Our mailing address is:
GeekWire LLC
123 NW 36th St, Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98107

Key phrases

Older messages

Will civil rights audits make a difference? Microsoft, Amazon, and the nation’s racial reckoning

Friday, June 17, 2022

World's biggest airplane rises to new heights | Seattle will host World Cup matches in 2026 ADVERTISEMENT GeekWire SPONSOR MESSAGE: United Way of King County is throwing their first Annual

GeekWire Startups Weekly

Friday, June 17, 2022

News, analysis, insights from the Pacific NW startup ecosystem View this email in your browser Presented by Flying Fish Partners Tech Moves: Health tech startup Opala names CEO; Madrona adds a new

Oren Etzioni stepping down as AI2 CEO | Microsoft helps create disability data hub

Friday, June 17, 2022

Is this robot sentient? | Richard Sherman gets an Amazon job ADVERTISEMENT GeekWire SPONSOR MESSAGE: United Way of King County is throwing their first Annual Community BBQ with Doug Baldwin Jr. this

GeekWire Mid-Week Update, Presented by ALLtech

Friday, June 17, 2022

Read the top tech stories so far this week from GeekWire Top stories so far this week Redfin laying off 8% of workforce due to 'market conditions' as real estate demand cools Seattle real

Zillow, DocuSign founders back new Seattle startup building an AI executive assistant

Friday, June 17, 2022

Compass shutting down Modus | Q&A with Techstars CEO | Tech Moves ADVERTISEMENT GeekWire SPONSOR MESSAGE: United Way of King County is throwing their first Annual Community BBQ with Doug Baldwin Jr

Introducing: Market Pulse by the Research & Insights Team

Monday, April 25, 2022

ETH options put-call ratio rising. Commerzbank applies for crypto custody licence. Australia launches its first spot crypto ETF. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🔴🔴Cristiano Ronaldo releases statement to Liverpool fans after Anfield gesture

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Liverpool Echo Latest LFC stories from the Liverpool Echo Read in browser LFC News LFC Analysis Transfer News YouTube | Sign In Latest LFC News See more highlights... Cristiano Ronaldo releases

📱 Issue 306 - All types of Access Control in Swift (private, public, etc.)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

This week's Awesome Swift Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome Swift Weekly Issue » 306 Release Date Apr 21, 2022 Your weekly report of the most popular Swift news, articles and projects

🤝Teen abortion and more

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Your 07/03/22 update on all things social work ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Little-known trick clears blurry eyesight

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Please Read or Unsubscribe The Conservative News Sponsored content keeps our newsletter free. We do not endorse all advertisers. SPONSORED Your doctor lied to you... You do NOT need new glasses or eye

[ALERT] - Biden Goes Off Script Once Again…

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Here's What Happened Please read orunsubscribe here Conservative News [ALERT] - Biden Goes Off Script Once Again… And Biden Lets Them? Here's What Happened >>> Learn more about

Weekender: Snapchat Officially Launches its New 'Snapchat+' Subscription Program

Saturday, July 2, 2022

July​ 2,​ 2022 Sign up | Forward PLANOLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY — PLANOLY Ultimate Social Video Content Guide Learn the ins and outs of the most popular video platforms and how to create high-performing

Crypto Billionaire's Dire Warning | Web3 Enthusiasm Abounds At MIT Summit

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Also: How Crypto Liquidations Could Make You Pay Twice Also: How Crypto Liquidations Could Make You Pay Twice View in browser GRAYSCALE GOES TO COURT Grayscale Investments launched a lawsuit against

Elon Musk’s SpaceX gets key FCC approval for Starlink satellite internet service

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Startup aims to keep food fresh at freezing temperatures ADVERTISEMENT GeekWire SPONSOR MESSAGE: AWS re:Inforce | July 26-27, 2022: Build your cloud security skills with bootcamps, security jams, &

Divide Ourselves

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Do you need to construct a simplified parallel reality alongside your unbearably ineffable one? Divide Ourselves By Sylvia Bishop – 02 Jul 2022 – View online → The Continental/Analytic Divide Eric

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Anti-Establishment Candidates Score At The Ballot Box

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Also: Teamsters win against the Ivy League, Fetterman and Bernie take on Mayor Pete, and building schools helps poor kids. YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Anti-Establishment Candidates Score At The Ballot Box By


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Columns and commentary on news, politics, business, and technology from the Intelligencer team. Intelligencer Weekend Reader Required Reading for Political Compulsives 1. Democrats Must Reform the

Weekend Briefing No. 438

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Extreme Poverty -- Invisible Cage -- Quality Doesn't Have to Be Expensive -- Scale, Speed, Freedom -- Cement From Algae -- Diamond Hands -- Sleep Debt ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌