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“87.7% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work.”

- http://dupress.com/articles/worker-passion-employee-behavior/?id=us:2sm:3li:dup825:eng:tmt:100714:jhagel
Posted October 22, 2014
“VC investment in female-led businesses grew from 5 to 15% in last 15yrs. (research), but only 2.7% of the VC-funded companies studied had women CEOs.”

- http://on.ft.com/1yxPO4x
Posted October 14, 2014
““Minority” is not racist, but is widely used in such a way as to imply racial identity—a nonspecific racial identity that, whatever it may be, is simply … NOT white.”

- On the myth of minority: http://bit.ly/1niXZ0C
Posted October 13, 2014


whoneedsfeminism:

We need feminism because human beings are more complex and beautiful than restrictive, outdated, and harmful gender binaries.

Posted October 7, 2014
“Digital technology is pushing, as usual, in both directions: that of further fracturing, but also that of building commonality.”

- Zeynep Tufekci from this piece: https://medium.com/message/peoples-climate-march-can-we-scale-up-the-politics-of-humanity-ace57e0985f
Posted October 7, 2014
“In the context of these influences, what allows women to become free of concerns about the reactions they or their work will provoke? I’ve found that the fundamental shift for women happens when we internalize the fact that all substantive work brings both praise and criticism. Many women carry the unconscious belief that good work will be met mostly — if not exclusively — with praise. Yet in our careers, the terrain is very different: Distinctive work, innovative thinking and controversial decisions garner supporters and critics, especially for women. We need to retrain our minds to expect and accept this.”

- http://nyti.ms/1rU1sCM by Tara Mohr
Posted October 4, 2014

Best definition of diversity, ever:

Diversity is when you invite many different kinds of people to sit at your table. You look for difference in terms of age, race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, ethnicity, etc. But equity means addressing the fact that some people come to the table without a fork, some have two plates or none at all, some expect to be waited on, and some are more accustomed to doing the serving. Equity attempts to ensure that everyone can sit down to eat together on terms of equality.



- http://bit.ly/1rcFnjZ
Posted September 25, 2014
“123,000 people with no history of cancer, heart disease, stroke, or lung disease were studied and tracked between 1993 and 2006. Researchers monitored how many hours the individuals spent sitting and found that women who sat for more than six hours per day were 37% more likely to die during the course of the study.”

- http://bit.ly/1uMzIiq
Posted September 13, 2014
Plethora of Business Models all in One Spot. :
Posted September 3, 2014
“Sheepdogs should be worried about their jobs; easily replaced by robots after scientists crack their data/ process.”

- http://bit.ly/Z6NuTi
Posted September 3, 2014
Viking Corpses Reveals: Half Were Female:

Researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.

Posted September 3, 2014
“What research is finding is that there’s a “racial empathy gap”. AKA: Why White People Don’t Feel Black People’s Pain (Literally). UGH.”

- http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/06/racial_empathy_gap_people_don_t_perceive_pain_in_other_races.html
Posted August 19, 2014


A new study out of the George Washington University School of Business suggests that a wholehearted embrace of walkable urban development would strengthen the American economy in addition to providing the less tangible benefits associated with living and working in walkable communities. http://bit.ly/1oNV2Fe

Posted August 19, 2014
“When determining “who rules America”, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a “non-significant, near-zero level.””

- http://bit.ly/1pqYMvi
Posted August 13, 2014
“I had told the Chinese shop keeper that to become a writer, I had to learn to interrupt, to speak up, to speak a little louder, and then louder, and then to just speak in my own voice …which is not loud at all.”

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<3 this book:

http://www.nottinghilleditions.com/authors/deborah-levy/389

Posted August 12, 2014
You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.:

An April 2013 poll found just 16 percent of men and 23 percent of women in America identify as feminists. The women behind Women Against Feminism aren’t exactly a minority. However, that same poll found 82 percent of all Americans agree with the statement “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” That’s the simplest and most accurate definition of feminism, but the movement has come to be seen as anti-men, liberal, radical, pro-choice, and many other things that it is not.

Posted August 12, 2014
“Earlier this summer, Matt Lauer asked Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, whether she could balance the demands of being a mom and being a CEO. The Atlantic asked similar questions of PepsiCo’s female CEO Indra Nooyi. As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO.”

- http://maxschireson.com/2014/08/05/1137/ (via heif)
Posted August 12, 2014


Spark Camp is a next-generation convener. They engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action; facilitate important conversations that propel society forward; and they form an enduring and diverse network of innovative thinkers set on bringing about positive change in their worlds.

This design observer podcast talks about how the design of the conference leads to its success.

Posted August 4, 2014
“For this is the truth that we are now facing. For all of its democratizing power, the Internet, in its current form, has simply replaced the old boss with a new boss. And these new bosses have market power that, in time, will be vastly larger than that of the old boss.”

- fred-wilson (via heif)
Posted July 27, 2014