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Is Denise Young Smith of Apple Right?

Could 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men constitute a diverse group? That’s what Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Diversity exec, recently suggested and then, because of the Internet blowback, had to apologize for saying. ARE WE DOING TO OTHERS ? Though it’s a bad sound-bite, there’s also validity in the comment. Some statistics came to mind: When one-third of people  More

GET YOUR IDEAS THROUGH

A friend* went to a workshop that the OpEd project runs, whose objective was to teach how to claim and state their opinions so clearly, that they shape the opinions of others. Regular members of this Yes & Know community might remember that I wrote about them in an Harvard Business Review piece on fixing  More

What are you Searching For?

What is your community? Is it your work? Perhaps the people who share your co-working space? Is it your family because they are where you feel most loved? Perhaps its a project team that is especially passionate for something you all believe in? A friend and I were talking about how there’s been a massive  More