Saturday, November 26, 2016

Increase in hate incidents since the US election

US hate incidents appear to be on the rise, with a surge just after the election. Southern Poverty Law Center listed more than 700 acts in week after November 8. Read more in FT.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Uber and Lyft Drivers

A study of Uber and Lyft by university researchers found signs of racial and gender discrimination by drivers: Longer wait times for black customers, more canceled rides for users with "black-sounding names" and longer-than-necessary routes for women passengers. Read more in Re/Code.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Google's Jeremy Wertheimer on why a bit of naiveté can be good for entrepreneurs

Favorite excerpt:
Why entrepreneurs shouldn't over-think things. "If you're looking at (starting a company) rationally, you probably would decide it's not so smart ... We had a lot of self-confidence … we went at it. And once you go at it, then you're committed, and it's too late. So as you keep learning how complex it is, that's alright, because you're ready and you're committed, and your pride is involved. And you have no other options any more, and you're just going at it."
Read more in Boston Biz Journal.

Trump’s overt sexism obscures a more dangerous bias

A return to the past should not blind us to present problems. Check out Anne-Marie Slaughter's post in FT.

Thanks, +Claire Packer 

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 .