asterisk2a + asshole   14

The Myth of Valley DoucheBaggery - John Battelle's Search Blog
But I think our industry culture is moving far faster than the writers at Silicon Valley might wish to believe. I think we’re seeing the rise of a new culture, one that rejects arrogance and the founder worship which breeds it. Inevitable outliers aside, the Valley and technology culture I experience every day in my work at NewCo is one of passion, sweat, earnestness, and good intentions. Sure, we all fuck up. And sure, the press (especially, not surprisingly, the press in New York) has a field day when someone does. But by and large, the teams making companies like Slack, LiveRamp, Medium, Earnest, MetroMile, Lyft, Okta, Pinterest, and hundreds more are damn fine people, and they are dedicating their lives to making something that creates positive change – a product or service that makes the world a better place (even if it’s in a small way). [...] When you’re facing existential threat, our tolerance for douchebaggery in the name of making more money at any cost, ....
Silicon  Valley  counter  culture  brogrammer  asshole  culture  asshole  game  Steve  Jobs  CEO  Leadership  corporate  culture  corporate  values  vision  mission  impact  Privileged  Establishment  Toff  wantrepreneur  Trust  Fund  Kid  Campus  Evan  Spiegel  Hype  Cycle  insular  cooperation  partnerships  Collaborative  collaboration  Open  Platform  Wall  Street  shared  economic  interest  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  post-capitalism  crony  capitalism  Millennials  character  Travis  Kalanick  capitalism  exploitation  Apple  PR  spin  doctor  Amazon  Jeff  Bezos  corporate  social  responsibility  CSR  Salesforce  Marc  Benioff  social  entrepreneurship  Non-Profit  long-term  view  short-term  view  opportunist  Opportunism  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Alex Gibney’s New Documentary Paints An Ambivalent Portrait Of Steve Jobs | TechCrunch
It opens with footage of the mass outpouring of grief after Jobs’ death in 2011, and the rest of the movie asks: Why did people feel so much attachment to the CEO of an enormous tech company? And is Jobs really worthy of such admiration? Gibney isn’t trying to convince people that they should stop buying Apple products — after all, he’s still got that iPhone. Instead the aim is to raise questions about Jobs’ values and the influence those values had on the rest of Silicon Valley (where Gibney often sees a similar “rough-and-tumble libertarian vibe”). [ ie lying to woz that he got paid only $700 ] &! theatln.tc/1EE17wR &! on.recode.net/1NdvHif - In his mind, his movie is a necessary counterbalance to overly positive portrayals of Apple’s iconic leader. [...] "I’m appalled, really, by his cruelty," [...] "This film really looks very carefully at his values." [...] "There’s a religion around Apple, and some won’t like it at all." [ Religion, duh. Enables to exploit. Free pass for X. ]
Steve  Jobs  Steve  Wozniak  personal  values  corporate  values  corporate  culture  Apple  character  Silicon  Valley  jerk  asshole  culture  asshole  game  counter  culture  PR  spin  doctor  brogrammer  Religion  exploitation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
You probably don't want to work for Amazon | The Verge
Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond fulfilling orders and undercutting competitors' prices. It permeates every aspect of the workplace. [...] Working at the retail giant's Seattle offices is apparently nothing like showing up to work at an idyllic Silicon Valley campus. // &! on.recode.net/1fhOStC &! on.recode.net/1THgExm - SVers take shots at the NYT's piece vs "_reflexive criticism_" by those who left AMZN. ( flashy offices *false sense of success* leased with money from Venture Capital, companies pushing PR on their A, B, C round like its a major milestone ). Keith Rabois "Awaiting the NYT expose on Kobe Bryant's success or Jordan's. Or any Olympic medalist." &! Josh Elman ["start-ups can] have intense cultures." --- My take, its about the balance of things! // how to nudge to be no asshole
Amazon  corporate  culture  corporate  values  Jeff  Bezos  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  work  environment  Silicon  Valley  OKR  Google  Netflix  Reed  Hastings  Tony  Hsieh  Zappos  Facebook  linkedin  Reid  Hoffman  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  Ryan  Carson  TeamTreehouse  stress  chronic  stress  Success  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Collaborative  cooperation  backstabbing  asshole  culture  asshole  game  gossip  culture  loyalty 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
bethanye Blount Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: "Build a Better Unicorn..." - YouTube
>> lot has already been blogged about how hiring for STEM is somewhat broken - http://techcrunch.com/search/hiring#stq=hiring&stp=1 // because of existing stakeholder look and talk the same and have the same education background. living in their own created bubble. prejudice against everything that is not them. --- thats what I read into the satus quo description. // &! &! OSCON 2013: Laura Weidman Powers, "Diversity in the Innovation Economy" - youtu.be/7HWKXUNrL8g &! youtu.be/oAzW1EmpxLA
Software  Development  HR  human  resources  Leadership  management  people  management  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  scaling  economies  of  scale  hiring  hiring  process  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  Privileged  privilege  male  privilege  Silicon  Valley  diversity  Women  in  Tech  STEM  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  inequality  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  ethnic  minority  minority  black  minority  asshole  culture  brogrammer  corporate  culture  jock  culture  Campus 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Uber, the Rashomon | PandoDaily
[ low skill, routine job ] When an Uber glides to its appointed pickup point, what do we see? Do we see an innovator hastening the inexorable shift to a new information-based economy? Or an arrogant bully using cheap capital, greed, and a dangerous, misogynist culture of convenience to consolidate a trillion dollar market? Or do we see both? [...] I’m sure pure Uber defenders exist, but the truth is, most of us are worried about the sheer expression of capitalistic force that the company represents. [...] Uber is the poster child for our global conversation about the role of work in our society, and about the kind of company we want to create, work at, and celebrate. [SV] its male-dominated, aggressive philosophy of “breaking things fast” and “asking for forgiveness rather than permission.” Uber feels inevitable — a uniquely of-the-moment company, a mirror held up to the Valley’s aggregate psyche.
Uber  Capitalism  Share  Economy  self-employment  Zero  Hour  Contract  contractor  outsourcing  precarious  work  Precariat  working  poor  Service  Sector  Jobs  Services  Industry  convenience  disposable  income  disrupting  markets  disruption  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  information-based  Big  Data  analytics  Travis  Kalanick  Silicon  Valley  public  transportation  transportation  workplace  work  environment  labour  market  labour  economics  Future  of  job  security  job  creation  1099  Economy  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  shareholder  value  mono  culture  asshole  culture  asshole  game  monoculture  jock  culture  Campus  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  social  entrepreneurship  accountability  Niedriglohn  Niedriglohnsektor 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Robin Hauser Reynolds | Studio SX | SXSW ON - YouTube
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap // Death by Thousand Cuts. // standford through only accepting their alums for startx.stanford.edu - are prime example of the dying American dream (for decades under attack), social mobility and gini coefficient disaster that is the USA. Leaving out people of different colour, ethnicity, women, socio-economic background //
Silicon  Valley  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  diversity  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  culture  society  gender  bias  gender  role  gender  norms  gender  conforming  gender  politics  gender  equality  gender  policing  parenting  parenthood  childhood  childhood  development  education  policy  STEM  stereotype  brogrammer  Campus  asshole  culture  Lad  culture  jock  culture  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Female  Founders  male  privilege  alpha  male  Gini  coefficient  socioeconomic  status  ethnic  minority  ethnic  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  social  discrimination  Public 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit, and Rethinking the Confidence-Driven Workplace | Hacker News
"At Google, men were being promoted at a much higher rate than women — because they were nominating themselves for promotion and women were not." [...] to reach positions of power in the tech industry, people need to be able to aggressively speak in meetings. Coaching often includes work on how to effectively communicate in meetings and is sometimes described as assertiveness training. &! from hackernews comments >> In other words unless the environment of respect and normal discussion is not defended it will end up being dominated by a few assholes. I've seen in this meetings most often, you've seen it too. &! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/upshot/the-kleiner-perkins-lawsuit-and-rethinking-the-confidence-driven-workplace.html
asshole  culture  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  brogrammer  Campus  jock  culture  STEM  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  KPCB  Kleiner  Perkins  Caufield  Byers  Ellen  Pao  people  management  HR  human  resources  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  management  gender  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  introvert  extrovert  sociopath  psychopath  Leadership  public  perception  self-awareness  public  discourse  public  opinion  public  image  Office  Politics  confidence  Coaching  feminism  feminist 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
What’s at Stake in the Ellen Pao Case | Re/code
the clubby world of venture capital, a male-dominated culture that has often been criticized as an insular fraternity of privileged white men despite its veneer of being a meritocracy. [...] While gender inequality has always been an issue in Silicon Valley, it has now come to dominate more of the conversation in the industry. Venture capital firms in particular have appallingly few female partners. [...] But Kleiner Perkins still has more to lose. Though it is an icon of Silicon Valley, having provided funding for historic winners like Netscape, AOL, Amazon, Sun and Google, it has, in recent years, been upstaged by younger and flashier firms. Being cast as a bastion of old-world discrimination does little to improve the image.
Silicon  Valley  Angel  Investor  Venture  Capital  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  meritocratic  meritocracy  pattern  recognition  pattern  matching  stereotype  prejudice  bias  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  asshole  culture  Lad  culture  KPCB  Ellen  Pao  Privileged  Establishment  middle  class 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Venture capital and the great big Silicon Valley asshole game | PandoDaily
(( via pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) --- This is a complex topic with no real “right” or “wrong.” You have to consider what the job of a VC is. It’s not to give inner city kids a helping hand; it’s not to make mom-and-pop dreams a reality; it’s not to help nice guys. It’s to maximize returns and fund companies that have an outsized chance of creating billion-dollar plus outcomes in a decade or less. There is a certain personality type that frequently builds these companies—a mix of outsized arrogance, steel-eyed determination, and even some element of delusion. Rational thinkers don’t usually think they can upend whole industries. People who get impacted by social pressure will be talked out of an idea long before it comes to fruition.
Silicon  Valley  profit  maximisation  idealism  shareholder  value  stereotype  confirmation  bias  bias  prejudice  Venture  Capital  subculture  counter  culture  Wall  Street  governance  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  money  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  asshole  game  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  asshole  culture  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Steve  Jobs  Jim  Clark  Larry  Ellison  distortion  history  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  glass  ceiling  feminism  feminist  minority  social  discrimination  discrimination  STEM  marginal  cost  Lad  culture  monoculture  mono  culture 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
How Silicon Valley’s counterculture went corporate and ruined everything | PandoDaily
Politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, hippies, and corporations all working together to make the world a better place? In 2015, that arrangement seems unthinkable. So where did the dream of tech-powered togetherness go wrong? [...] [...] // As of last November, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,350 [£2200]. [...] So contrary to Gosney’s and Archer’s dream of a techno-utopia that benefits every slice of San Francisco’s population, the tech boom — along with various city statutes that limit residential housing — have made it harder than ever for artists and other members of the counterculture to live in the city. These are the very people, mind you, who helped spark the region’s technological revolution. And that’s saying nothing of the struggles felt by teachers, social workers and other non-tech workers struggling to stay afloat as housing prices skyrocket. [...] [C]ity officials and outdated statutes are as much to blame as tech companies
Silicon  Valley  Wall  Street  IPO  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  idealism  subculture  counter  culture  San  Francisco  Palo  Alto  Mountain  View  Patriarchy  abuse  of  power  white  male  privilege  democracy  inequality  male  privilege  jock  culture  brogrammer  Campus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  social  discrimination  Gini  coefficient  Career  Politicians  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  STEM  Women  in  Tech  Super  Rich  1%  California  empathy  Apple  sociopath  Google  Uber  Techopus  Facebook  Meta  Data  Big  Data  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  confirmation  bias  bias  gender  bias  stereotype  prejudice  filter  bubble  Venture  Capital  minority  exploitation  stakeholder  asshole  culture  asshole  game 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Kara Swisher: Tech's Most Powerful Snoop -- NYMag
“These people were very accessible,” Swisher recalls of a younger Bezos and his cohort, “and you met them before they were who they are now. When people get rich, people lick them up and down all day, so some of them morph into thinking that being licked up and down all day is their reality and that everything that comes out of their mouths are golden nuggets. Everyone starts to rewrite history, but if you knew them, and have some historical knowledge …” [ the Ass Hole effect - As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2afgt4/the_ahole_effect_what_wealth_does_to_the_brain/ - http://www.alternet.org/culture/ahole-effect-what-wealth-does-brain ] / + http://valleywag.gawker.com/even-tech-bloggers-hate-themselves-1605371279 / "“She’s one of these CEOs who likes to be lauded,” “Personally, I think she’s remarkable. She’s really accomplished and smart, but she’s not perfect, [as is everyone]"
Kara  Swisher  journalismus  Journalism  investigative  Silicon  Valley  asshole  effect  entitlement  white  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  male  privilege  ivyleague  ivy  league  Super  Rich  1%  TechCrunch  Alexia  Tsotsis  Sarah  Lacy  Mike  Arrington  AOL  Yahoo!  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Re/code  Recode.net  Marissa  Mayer 
july 2014 by asterisk2a

related tags

1%  10x  abuse  accountability  advice  Alexia  alpha  Alto  Amazon  analytics  Angel  anxiety  AOL  Apple  Arrington  asshole  backstabbing  barriers  beliefs  Benioff  beyond  Bezos  bias  Big  black  brogrammer  bubble  Byers  California  Campus  Capital  capitalism  Career  Carson  Caufield  ceiling  CEO  character  childhood  chronic  Clark  class  Coaching  coefficient  collaboration  Collaborative  community  confidence  confirmation  conforming  Contract  contractor  convenience  cooperation  corporate  cost  counter  creation  crony  CSR  culture  Cycle  Data  democracy  development  discourse  discrimination  disposable  disrupting  disruption  distortion  diversity  doctor  double  drama  Eating  economic  economics  economies  Economy  education  effect  efficiencies  Ellen  Ellison  empathy  entitlement  entrepreneurship  entry  environment  equality  Establishment  ethical  ethnic  Evan  everyday  exploitation  extrovert  Facebook  Female  feminism  feminist  filter  Founders  Francisco  Fund  Future  game  gap  Gary  gender  gender-based  Gini  Gladwell  glass  Google  gossip  governance  hacker  harassment  Hastings  hiring  history  Hoffman  Hour  HR  Hsieh  human  Hype  idealism  image  impact  in  income  Industry  inequality  information-based  insular  interest  Internet  introvert  investigative  Investor  IPO  Is  ivy  ivyleague  Jeff  jerk  Jim  job  Jobs  jock  Journalism  journalismus  Kalanick  Kara  Kid  Kleiner  KPCB  labour  Lacy  Lad  Larry  Leadership  league  lesson  life  linkedin  long-term  loyalty  machine  Malcolm  male  management  Marc  marginal  Marissa  market  marketplace  markets  matching  maximisation  Mayer  Meerkat  meritocracy  meritocratic  Meta  middle  Mike  Millennials  minority  Misogynie  misogyny  mission  money  mono  monoculture  moral  Mountain  myth  Netflix  Networking  Niedriglohn  Niedriglohnsektor  Non-Profit  norms  of  Office  OKR  Open  opinion  Opportunism  opportunist  opportunity  outsourcing  Palo  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Pao  parenthood  parenting  partnerships  Patriarchy  pattern  pay  people  perception  Periscope  Perkins  personal  Platform  policing  policy  Politicians  politics  poor  post-capitalism  power  PR  Precariat  precarious  prejudice  Privacy  privilege  Privileged  process  profit  programmer  programmers  Programming  psychopath  public  racial  Re/code  Recode.net  recognition  Reed  Reid  Religion  resources  responsibility  Rich  role  Ryan  Salesforce  San  Sarah  scale  scaling  Sector  security  selection  self-awareness  self-employment  Service  Services  sexism  sexismus  Share  shared  shareholder  short-term  Silicon  social  society  socioeconomic  sociology  sociopath  Software  Spiegel  spin  stakeholder  standard  Start-Up  status  STEM  stereotype  Steve  straight  Street  stress  subculture  Success  Super  Swisher  symbol  talent  team  TeamTreehouse  Tech  TechCrunch  Techopus  The  thinking  to  Toff  token  Tony  TOS  transportation  Travis  Trust  Tsotsis  Twitter  Uber  Valley  value  values  Vaynerchuk  Venture  view  vision  Wall  wantrepreneur  white  Women  work  working  workplace  World  Wozniak  Yahoo!  Zappos  Zero 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: