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If you get asked, "Tell me about a time you showed customer obsession" should your answer use the exact words "customer obsession"? Not necessarily. You can say you "..." or "..." or "..."

value customers
pay attention to customers
are customer oriented

2

Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work ... to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they ... over customers.

vigorously
obsess

3

Leaders are owners. They think long term and don’t ... long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job".

sacrifice

4

Leaders expect and require ... and ... from their teams and always find ways to ... They are externally ..., look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not ... by “not invented here". As we do new things, we accept that we may be ... for long periods of time.

innovation
invention
simplify
aware
limited
misunderstood

5

Leaders are ... a lot. They have strong ... and good ... They ... diverse perspectives and work to ... their beliefs.

right
judgment
instincts
seek
disconfirm

6

Leaders are never ... learning and always ... to improve themselves. They are ... about new possibilities and act to ... them.

done
seek
curious
explore

7

Leaders raise the performance ... with every hire and promotion. They recognize ... talent, and ... move them throughout the organization. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in ... others. We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for development like Career Choice.

bar
exceptional
willingly
coaching

8

Leaders have ... high standards - many people may think these standards are ... high. Leaders are ... raising the bar and driving their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. Leaders ... that ... do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.

relentlessly
unreasonably
continually
ensure
defects

9

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling ... Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that ... results. They think differently and look around ... for ways to serve customers.

prophecy
inspires
corners

10

Bias for Action:
Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are ... and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk ...

reversible
taking

11

Accomplish more with less. Constraints ... resourcefulness, self-sufficiency and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size or fixed expense.

breed

12

Leaders listen ..., speak ..., and treat others ... They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is ... or embarrassing. Leaders do not believe their or their team’s body ... smells of perfume. They benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.

attentively
candidly
respectfully
awkward
odor

13

Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, ... frequently, and are ... when metrics and anecdote differ. No task is beneath them.

audit
skeptical

14

Leaders are obligated to respectfully ... decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have ... and are tenacious. They do not ... for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they ... wholly.

challenge
conviction
compromise
commit

15

Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a ... fashion. Despite ..., they rise to the occasion and never settle.

timely
setbacks

16

in a way that involves physical strength, effort, or energy; strenuously.

vigorously

17

she shook her head ...

vigorously

18

show that (a belief or hypothesis) is not or may not be true.

disconfirm

19

later updates on the news story ... many details of the initial report

disconfirmed

20

we will never be able to confirm or ... the existence of God

disconfirm

21

continuing in a determined way without any interruption

relentless

22

a prediction of something to come

prophecy

23

... design and code reviews

conduct

24

Write out specific examples of the problem, and see if you can figure out a ...

general rule

25

A ... note can be formed by cutting words out of a magazine to form a new sentence.

ransom

26

Consider what problems the algorithm is similar to, and ... if you can modify the solution to develop an algorithm for this problem.

figure out

27

Change a constraint (data type, size, etc) to simplify the problem. Then try to solve it. Once you have an algorithm for the “simplified” problem, ... the problem again.

generalize

28

Solve the algorithm first for a base case (e.g., just one element). Then, try to solve it for elements one and two, ... that you have the answer for element one. Then, try to solve it for elements one, two and three, assuming that you have the answer to elements one and two.

assuming

29

Base Case and Build Algorithms often lead to natural ... algorithms.

recursive

30

This is ..., but it often works. Simply run through a list of data structures and try to apply each one.

hacky

31

binary trees do ... with ordering

fairly well

32

if you had two heaps, you could keep track of the biggest half and the smallest half of the elements. The biggest half ... in a min heap and the smallest half ... in a max heap

is kept

33

Many candidates spend all their time prepping for technical questions and ... the behavioral questions.

overlook

34

When asked a question, break your answer into three parts (... / ... / ..., Issue 1 / Issue 2 / Issue 3, etc) and speak for just a couple sentences about each.

Situation
Action
Response

35

A good interviewer will stretch your mind. They’ll want to see you struggle with a difficult problem. If a candidate is good, they’ll ask harder and tougher questions until he/she is ..! Thus, if you have trouble on a question, all it means is that the interviewer is doing their job!

stumped

36

this problem has had me ... for years

stumped

37

DFS involves searching a node and all its children before ... to its siblings.

proceeding

38

BFS involves searching a node and its ... before ... to any children.

siblings
going on

39

a balanced tree is defined to be a tree such that no two leaf nodes differ ... ... from the root by more than one.

in distance

40

Amazon has a very ambiguous environment. Therefore, some of the questions that will be asked will purposely be ...

vague

41

I appreciate the ... with which your company operates as I got this email an hour after I applied and I am very enthusiastic to be a member of such a time-conscious team.

swiftness