- fred-wilson (via heif)
I need feminism because women still aren’t included in cycling grand tours like the Tour de France.
Attempts to include females generally consist of separate, smaller stage races such as the Tour de France Feminin, which was cancelled in 2009. Reasons against including women range from women having less endurance (bullsh!t), breaking 100 years of tradition, and a lack of sponsorship interest (which demonstrates a problem in itself).
This year the race organisers have developed La Course, a one day women’s race, which is being praised as “game changing” and “revolutionary”.
It’s time for professional cycling to leave the dark ages, stop throwing smaller, lesser races at us like a bone to a dog, and include women in the full length Tour, even if it is with a separate General Classification.
Changing the cubicle skyline of corporate America, the open-plan shared workspaces of the startup world, and the studios and work nooks of thousands of writers across the country: standing desks. More, here.
"Reveal the abundance around us. "
I first heard this phrasing from Zipcar founder Robin Chase and it really stuck with me. It’s as if many of the things we’ve been searching for — whether it’s an answer to a question, an asthma inhaler in a time of emergency, a ride across town, someone to talk to, or a snowblower — are actually right there, ambient in the air around us, but it’s previously not been possible to see them or connect them.”
The growing power, secrecy and opaque decision-making processes of corporations are often cited as a major threat to free, democratic societies. But what if those decisions were laid out for all to see? What if the public could influence a company’s business decisions directly, in a democratic process: what to produce, who to source from and sell to, how to market and what to do with the profits? And what if people could directly benefit from their participation in decsion making?
Often crowdsourcing is about getting people to give away their ideas, their onlyness. Yet noticing more models that compensate for participation, as is the case of this model: members will receive a twice-yearly payout through PayPal if the company makes a profit and if the community votes to pay out to members.
We can easily buy into the challenge of “who are you”, without realizing the answer is as simple as I am me…
Connectedness = that thing that unites is bigger than what divides us. Coke gets it.
60 years of growth was wiped out in 3.
Having a female leader = 6% higher GDP growth rate, on average, than having a man at the helm. The more diverse the nation, the more extreme the effect. In Liberia, 1 of the most ethnically fractionalized countries surveyed, GDP growth was 6.15% under a female leader and 0.69% if the leader was male…
(With all appropriate caveats about generalizing a “female leadership style”… it’s a great read. Highly recommended.)”
While the number is still too low (13%)…women are growing as share of Venture Capital.
Silicon Valley lags behind the rest of Corporate America in getting more women into leadership roles, new research finds.
Loads of stats here > http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/12/11/tech-leadership-lags-in-gender-diversity/?mod=e2tw