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This week on the GeekWire podcast: Amazon is ‘radically simplifying’ how it assesses the performance of its employees each year — overhauling a controversial tradition that has emerged as an emblem of the technology giant’s exacting standards and hard-charging workplace. GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper broke the story, and he joins me to talk about the implications in our weekly news roundup.

Plus, new details about how BMW will compete with Uber and Lyft, a new partnership between old and new Seattle retail companies, and the answer to last week’s GeekWire Trivia Challenge, which offered a chance to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming GeekWire Gala, Dec. 7 at MOHAI in Seattle.

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