Tracy Chou's call last fall for tech companies to reveal how many women worked as engineers was the domino that started the revelation by major players of their diversity numbers. Read more »
M y marathon journey started in 2011 after I read Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles (TM): How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” Canfield’s first principle is that you must take 100 percent responsibility for your life. While it sounds easy in theory, in execution it’s difficult. We make excuses instead of taking ownership of things we can control.
Canfield also ...17 minutes ago
S ylvia Ann Hewlett learned her first lesson in executive presence at age 17 when she was trying to get into one of Great Britain’s premium colleges.
Born into what she says was the “wrong background” for those schools, and cursed with the double whammy of being both Welsh and working class, Hewlett nonetheless had fantastic grades and had passed the tough entrance exams to get into Oxford. ...47 minutes ago
I t always takes a rabble-rouser to jumpstart the innovation conversation.
In this case, it's Haystack, the much-talked-about location-based app developed by a Baltimore resident that aims to sell on-street parking spaces to others looking for a space. I personally limit my driving in Boston because it's really hard to find parking in much of this city, especially during peak times. But ...1 hour ago
K yle Samani envisioned the future of health care, or at least part of it, the first time he saw Google Glass. It was a big enough technological innovation that it spurred Samani to leave his software job at Austin electronic health care records company VersaSuite and launch his own business focused entirely on the then-fledgling device.
“It’s a hands-free computer for health care, or at ...1 hour ago
Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Thursday, July 31:
R aleigh entrepreneur Sebastian Bunster is betting that ACC fans want their own version of NFL Game Rewind.
Bunster, founder of Review Game Film, never hit the turf personally. But the numbers behind the game? They’ve fueled an interest that stayed with him long after graduating from Florida State University.
“I’ve always been into the analysis,” he says, adding that the TV level analysis ...17 hours ago
A new incubator is on the scene in Los Angeles. Software developer Originate; law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and talent agency ICM Partners have joined forces to create O Labs, an independent entity that will create, grow and operate media and tech startups.
“We’re combining the talents of three trusted organizations on one team,” said Matthew Pierce, who will lead the joint venture as ...17 hours ago
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, says its time to shorten the work week to three days. What would be your ideal workweek?
|5%||5-day workweeks work just fine|
|74%||4-day workweeks. 3-day weekends|
|16%||3 days sounds about right|
|0%||2 or fewer|
|5%||If I were Carlos Slim, I would never work|
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