Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The New White Flight

In Silicon Valley, two high schools with outstanding academic reputations are losing white students as Asian students move in. Why?

Read more in the WSJ.

Thanks, +Joyce Yu 

Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

Read more in the NYT.

Thanks, +Joyce Yu 

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women

Read more in the NYT.

Thanks, +Paul Morrell 

Expect Some Unicorns to Lose Their Horns, and It Won’t Be Pretty

Read more in the NYT.

Thanks, +Zuhair Khan 

A Story of a Fuck Off Fund

Some (unconventionally) excellent advice for women navigating their twenties. Read more in Medium.

Yesterbox: The Weird Inbox Zero System From the CEO of Zappos

Read more on Hubspot.

Thanks, +Mark Wilson 

TED Talk: Your brain on video games

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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year

Read more on ars technica.

How the Web Works: A Primer for Newcomers to Web Development (or anyone, really)

Read more from Preethi Kasireddy on Medium.

The high price of beauty: 4 women reveal their annual costs

Ooof, these numbers are crazy high. Read more in the WSJ.

Thanks, Tom

It’s Payback Time for Women

Read more in the NYT on approaches to instituting a universal basic income (U.B.I) in a country.

Thanks, +Elizabeth Slavitt 

I Was a Working Single Mom Twice — Here’s What I Learned

This is a powerful story from Lateefah Simon, the program director at the Rosenberg Foundation in San Francisco.

Thanks, +Tennille Duffy 

When Men Waste Women's Time

Read more in HuffPo.

Thanks, +Zuhair Khan 

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 .