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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SiliCon Men
Posted at 8:00h, 04 Apr 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Now, that’s a book we’d like to see written and we do want credit for the title. Dan Lyons put Silicon Valley’s bro culture back on the radar, and speaking of bro culture, Alicia Syrett (Pantegrion Capital) once referenced an article where two identical resumes were submitted to a hiring manager, one under a male […]
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And the Participation Award Goes To…
Posted at 8:00h, 21 Mar 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
The plates are shifting, and it’s not the same world that it was in the dotcom days. Markets are volatile, yet they do offer instant liquidity, and investors are overwhelmed by so many startups building businesses that don’t scale – or don’t offer a ROI. Hype no longer sells. Is the Digital Downturn upon us?
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Crimes, Misdemeanors – and Business As Usual
Posted at 8:00h, 28 Feb 2017 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
We pay lip service to these behaviors at present: the sexual harassment/ misconduct, the disregard for privacy, the flouting of local and international laws, while these companies become more powerful, inserting themselves into more and more areas of our lives.
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