Questions that come in threes

Jessica Mah is the CEO/founder of inDinero, a startup to help small businesses with their accounting needs. In an otherwise dull NY Times interview lurks this gem:

Q: Do you have any favorite interview questions?

A: Yes, I ask the same ones to every single candidate. Some are, “What’s the hardest you’ve ever worked in your life, what’s your most lofty¬†ambition and what are you doing for self-development?”

First off, these are great questions! I especially love the question about self-development. The questions have an interesting parallel in the questions we ask in the daily standup:

What did you do (since we last met)?

What will you do next?

Are you blocked?

Past, future and present!