Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Not everyone’s weekend has been ruined by the US snowstorms

Not everyone’s weekend has been ruined by the US snowstorms – here’s Tian Tian the panda at a zoo in Washington DC. (Footage from Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute):

Posted by Sky News on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

"Howard University fights to join the tech boom." Read more in Bloomberg.

Thanks, Dad

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Read more in HBR.

Akili Interactive Labs raises $30.5M for cognitive video game intervention

Read more in Mobi Health News.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Elephant in the Valley

An excerpt:
The inspiration for this survey came out of the incredible conversation from the Ellen Pao & KPCB trial. What we realized is that while many women shared similar workplace stories, most men were simply shocked and unaware of the issues facing women in the workplace. In an effort to correct the massive information disparity, we decided to get the data and the stories. We focused on five main areas including: Feedback & Promotion, Inclusion, Unconscious biases, Motherhood, and Harassment & Safety.  
We asked 200+ women focusing on women with at least 10 years of experience. The survey is largely bay area with 91% in the bay area/silicon valley right now. We have a broad age ranges with 77% 40+ and 75% have children. Our respondents hold positions of power and influence with 25% are a CXOs, 11% are Founders, 11% are in venture. In addition to capturing start-up data, we also have employees from large companies including Apple, Google, and VMWare.  
We encourage you to read, discuss, and add your anonymous stories to this initiative.
Read more on the Elephant in the Valley.

It’s not your fault.

"And other lessons I’ve learned from being sexually harassed at Google."

+Julia Chou writes an intensely personal reflection in Medium.

Poor and traumatized at Harvard

Read Due Quach's piece in Medium.

The Guerrilla Girls, After 3 Decades, Still Rattling Art World Cages

Read more in the NYT.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Venture Investing Declined Sharply at the End of 2015

Read more in the NYT.

Thanks, +Zuhair Khan 

Six Photographers Each Have A Photo Session With The Same Man

An excerpt:
When six photographers are tasked with taking portraits of the same man, the results are astonishing. Here’s the twist: each photographer is told a different (fake) personal history of the man. As portrait photographers, it’s their goal to portray this man, as they see him, in a single photograph. Though he comes to each photo session dressed exactly the same, carries himself the same way, and speaks with each photographer in the same manner, the photographers treat him differently and photograph him completely differently depending on the background story. 
Read more.

Thanks, +Claire Richard 

Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

Read more in the NYT.

Thanks, +Julia Chou 

VR porn is here and it's scary how realistic it is

Read more in Mashable.

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .