The Things We Think and Do Not Say: James Damore and that Jerry Maguire Moment
Posted at 8:00h, 15 Aug 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Erstwhile Google employee James Damore’s memo struck a chord in both camps involved in the current culture war. The real problem that the tech oligarchs and their media mouthpieces are having: it shines a light on the Silicon Valley echo chamber, much the same way that the recent New York Times article (Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment) did the sexual harassment/misconduct that is so rampant in that same tech oasis by the bay.
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Think Bigger
Posted at 8:00h, 01 Aug 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
We hear startup proposals from entrepreneurs – many of whom are Millenials and this is not a swipe at Millenials at all, not to worry – and oftimes their ideas include a social good component. We have nothing against social good – au contraire – and often, no matter what the full platform/pain-point solution, the […]
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The Titans of Tech Went to Sun Valley and All They Brought Me Was this Lousy Hashtag
Posted at 8:00h, 18 Jul 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
The tech leaders are always the first ones out there fighting for immigrants’ rights, organizing rallies and protests. But when women are sexually harassed and assaulted in the hallowed halls of Silicon Valley, the best they’re able to muster is a hashtag,
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The Winds of Change
Posted at 8:00h, 13 Jun 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
The stock market, especially tech stocks, have been overheated/overvalued for quite some time. And as we know, what goes up, must come down. As soon as the valuation of a sector – especially tech – at least somewhat begins to right itself, it isn’t long before the word ‘bubble’ is top of mind once again.
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How to Defy the Laws of Time and Physics – And (Sometimes) Common Sense
Posted at 8:00h, 09 May 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Alan Kay said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, which does encapsulate the Silicon Valley mindset: get the product out there and worry about the economics later. We’re the best and the brightest. Someone will figure it out. Or not, which more often seems to be the case.
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