Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men or they are no better than dreams. (Emerson.)
The rise of contractors and freelancers is a trend that will continue. And the question is how does this affect prosperity when the social “contract” is undefined.
Racial Bias. Exists. Everywhere. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/upshot/the-measuring-sticks-of-racial-bias-.html?referrer=
Five million jobs in the retail sector were lost as a result of automated systems. Humanoid robots to replace majority of human workers: “as inevitable as airplanes” by 2055. Link: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/brain20141222a#When:22:30:00Z
Why do women make less money than Men?
A new study finds that it’s not just an employee’s gender that matters in determining salary: The gender and age of the employee’s manager also is important. In fact, the pay gap is widest when older men manage young women. The study also found that the reverse is true: Men working for women earned less than women working for women. The findings support the thesis that getting more women into manager roles could have a powerful trickle-down effect on closing the pay gap.”
More than 92 M Americans — 37% of the population aged 16+ — are outside the work force. Modern economy, leaving people behind. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/11/14/more-and-more-americans-are-outside-the-labor-force-entirely-who-are-they/
Public School (In USA) are “Majority Minority” in 2014
- On the myth of minority: http://bit.ly/1niXZ0C
We need feminism because human beings are more complex and beautiful than restrictive, outdated, and harmful gender binaries.
- Zeynep Tufekci from this piece: https://medium.com/message/peoples-climate-march-can-we-scale-up-the-politics-of-humanity-ace57e0985f
- http://nyti.ms/1rU1sCM by Tara Mohr
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.”
When people think of new businesses, what they typically draw from is the same old business models. But, business models can be a huge way to innovate. offering subscription when the other options are all Pay a year upfront can be a new way of adding value. So here, a big master list to consider for your own stuff.