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I'm tired of being around people who feel intimidated by my blackness | Music | The Guardian
In our society, black is seen as negative and white as successful, leading many to reach for a cultural mask. It’s time we stopped trying to fit in //&! ‘The lowest of the stack’: why black women are struggling with mental health. The perceptions of young black women in everyday life may be exacerbating already high rates of depression and anxiety. One writer explains why she’s fighting back - bit.ly/20RBIqn
skin  bleaching  urban  scene  Asia  racism  prejudice  subconscious  snap  judgement  bias  cognitive  bias  Wertegesellschaft  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  beauty  sickness  mental  health  well  being 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Fat People Are Unhealthy - YouTube
"obesity is a disease!" //&! Why I'm Against "Fat Acceptance" - youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng ... "Who do I want to be? [...] Since I've been this since childhood, I have not known & do not know any different. [...] shame does not help anybody." //&! Fooled [Mark Twain quote]. Hoodwinked. Exploited. PPL who are not aware of the SYSTEM WHICH IS RIGGED AGAINST THEM, are rightfully angry (anger directed partly towards themselves, blindly, and the status quo ... 'dare you to shame me, look around you ... I am not the only one!') for being fat shamed, to a certain extent. U can put the material in front of them, but they dont change if they dont snap 180 degrees intellectually: Enlightenment. Curtains revealed & they grasp the extent of the RIGGED SYSTEM. Thus able 2change small step by step. Process. Individual journey. Fuelled by intrinsic motivation (ie not boogie's case). //&! Political Correctness, Offensive (hate speech), free speech - youtu.be/A2QB00ZXbpA disclosure: guy is from infowars
fat  shaming  bias  prejudice  snap  judgement  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  public  perception  public  opinion  public  image  eating  disorder  binge  eating  addiction  substance  abuse  public  debate  public  discourse  health  care  budget  public  health  policy  health  policy  health  care  spending  public  health  mental  health  health  crisis  health  science  metabolic  syndrome  diabetes  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  sociology  psychology  society  Western  pattern  diet  Standard  American  diet  diet  dieting  fad  diet  child  abuse  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  parenthood  epigenetics  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  active  lifestyle  world  society  food  industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  medical  profession  FDA  USDA  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  intrinsic  motivation  social  change  public  awareness  Egg  Dairy  Fish  Meat  Milk  Enlightenment  self-actualization  self-belief  apathy  Perspective  self-respect  self-awareness  Self-esteem  self-regulation  self-improvement  education  policy  Perspektivlosigkeit  confidence  exploitation  deception  PR  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  Political  Correctness  Denialist  tobacco 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Check Your Privilege Episode Two: Fat Acceptance - YouTube
The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf // 4:50 - feeling insulted & angry? because one tells one has the power (whole plant based foods/diet), & oneself is the culprit of what one puts in his mouth, & whether or not (free will) 2 exercise (HIIT, karabolic endurance)!? Yes, these womens feelings are real bc they have been told white lies, outright lies, deceived (deception), things have been spun and reframed, & now they are made to look like fools, self-destructive, lazy, addicts, ... under those circumstances, lots of people with thick emotions arnd food & their weight since childhood can be seen not irrationally angry but, fair & square, under the given circumstances. // "she got my genetics." #epigenetics is true. brain of unborn gets pre-programmed in womb with mothers eating habits & also with health habits from father (gene expression!). // but u have to look @ it also that women are much more harshly judged than men, around this. but it catches up; rise of bigorexia/muscle dysmorphia
fat  shaming  obesity  epidemic  obesity  feminism  feminist  overweight  sick  population  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  metabolic  syndrome  diabetes  beauty  standard  beauty  sickness  beauty  industry  Fashion  epigenetics  eating  disorder  addiction  fast  food  Desert  junk  food  Whole  Plant  Foods  processed  food  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  food  industry  food  poverty  Chain  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  child  abuse  neglect  childhood  childhood  development  parenthood  parenting  American  Diet  Western  pattern  dieting  society  Gesellschaft  sociology  male  privilege  social  construct  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  FDA  USDA  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  public  health  policy  public  health  medical  profession  corruption  bribery  revolving  door  Hollywood  Entertainment  Plus  Size  snap  judgement  prejudice  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  fat  acceptance  reframing  framing  PR  spin  doctor  fad  society  lifestyle  world  Wall  Street  marketing  advertisement  advertising  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  crony  capitalism  capitalism 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Death of Reason: Why People Don't Listen to Reason and Evidence - YouTube
logic and empiricism can be dangerous to reproduction // seeking information that reaffirms their conviction, life, ... cognitive bias, confirmation bias. // keeping up with the Jonses, keeping up with the bad habits. // unfalsifiability is a dangerous thing - truth-defying decisions (eating meat) - fabric of hostility to reason. // I drink therefore I am. I eat meat, therefore I am. // This is a war of attrition! // No problems to identify contradictions! ... The brain just rejects information, quickly. Negative emotions turned off, and positive reinforcement information is like an addiction. Positive reinforcement information ... for bad habits and bias. //
carnism  philosophy  society  Vegan  omnivore  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  sociology  Reason  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  recognition  cognition  pattern  matching  cognitive  bias  Career  Politicians  dogma  ideology  Religion  Principle  science 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Nice try, David Cameron, but sickness can't just be rebranded into unemployment
[nasty party. no representation 4 sick, vulnerable *disabled. minority of society. dont cut @ur constituency; babyboomers, middle class, pensioners, Establishment, Privileged, corp, tax avoiders, oligarchs, ... ] IDS can talk of supporting people in their returns to employment, but the system his department has created is anything but supportive. It is frightening, punitive and messy. If we really want to support people to get better both through work and in order to work, ESA should be in the care of the Department of Health, not Work and Pensions. Illness and disability are not matters of employment, but of health. We have created a society where we can only see disabled people as non-functioning economic units, at the expense of their wellbeing. We cannot rename benefits to hide ill and disabled people. We cannot be rebranded into unsuitable work. // &! bbc.in/1Nr2phT - "Based on the fact we are seen as 'disabled' infers we are not as able as the majority,"
Iain  Duncan  Smith  ESA  JSA  DWP  austerity  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  dogma  ideology  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Conservative  Party  Tories  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  bank  bailout  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  banking  crisis  Westminster  budget2015  poverty  trap  food  poverty  poverty  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  Disabled  vulnerable  NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  structural  unemployment  minority  Equality  Act  2010  HR  human  resources  recruiting  recruitment  hiring  CV  Resume  discrimination  social  discrimination  objective  subjective  snap  judgement  prejudice  pattern  matching  subconscious  diversity  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  capitalism 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
What I’m really thinking: the recruitment consultant | Life and style | The Guardian
I work in a culture that views employees’ problems with suspicion: the woman who resigned because of bullying is a “troublemaker”; the man who couldn’t find work for six months is “lazy”; the candidate with depression is deemed a “liability”. We are trained to judge, and I am truly sorry to those I will never call .
human  resources  HR  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  unemployment  long-term  unemployment  youth  unemployment  structural  unemployment  income  mobility  downward  mobility  social  mobility  Gini  coefficient  poverty  trap  vocational  education  education  policy  professional  education  Equality  Act  2010  UK  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender-based  discrimination  prejudice  snap  judgement  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Survivors | Bothsides of the Table
Failure. To most people it smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer or divorce. When you have it you find you who your true friends are because they’re the ones who double down on helping, on being available, on listening, on understanding. Most people run from failure or disease because they’re hard to handle. Hard to know how to deal with. Awkward. But I am attracted to those who have had severe set-backs in life because it tells you something about the mettle of the person with whom you’re dealing. It reminds me of a famous quote in one of my favorite novel’s “Damage” by Josephine Hart “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” [...] closed up shop at the very first hurdle. I wouldn’t work with him again. [...] Honor is what I’m looking for. How you failed is significantly more important than if you failed. [play the long-game = relationships, trust, network [ character, live life 4 ur eulogy, not CV, not bank account - nyr.kr/1J5Y13X & bit.ly/1KrTfPT ]
Failure  entrepreneurship  Hustle  culture  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  life  hacker  life  lesson  philosophy  adversity  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  bias  confirmation  bias  Venture  Capital  selection  bias  perseverance  of  You  career  advice  career  ladder  courage  character  book  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  entrepreneur  long-term  Networking  Gary  Vaynerchuk  ecosystem  community 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Accountancy firm scraps education 'barrier' - BBC News
[ + education path bias ] In a bid to boost workplace diversity, Ernst and Young (EY) will choose which applicants to interview based on their performance in online tests. School-leavers have until now needed the equivalent of three Bs at A-level and graduate applicants a 2:1 degree. Qualifications "will no longer act as a barrier to getting a foot in the door," said Maggie Stilwell of EY. In May another major accountancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, announced it would no longer use A-level grades as a way of selecting graduate recruits. EY has gone one step further by removing the requirement for a minimum degree classification for graduates and hiding all details of schools and universities from the recruiters until the very end of the process so that interviews are carried out "blind". [...] "screening students based on academic performance alone was too blunt an approach to recruitment". [...] no evidence of correlation between academic success and future [professional] success
HR  human  resources  hiring  bias  prejudice  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  management  people  management  diversity  Future  of  Work  education  policy  vocational  education  professional  education  MOOC  Quereinsteiger  Qualification  social  mobility  Gini  coefficient  gender  inequality  income  mobility  minority 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies | TechCrunch
capital efficiency of these “private unicorns” is surprisingly low, [ << bc they (1) use growth round to buy aggressively market share/customers and (2) Palo Alto/San Francisco/New York/London is expensive locations - prices driven up by Venture Capital & Angel Investments & hunt for developers - employees can command negotiations about their price in most cases. ] [...] 7) Take heart, “old people” of Silicon Valley: Companies with educated, tech-savvy, experienced 30-something, co-founding teams with history together have built the most successes. Twenty-something founders and successful pivots are the minority; dedicated CEOs who are able to scale their companies for the long haul are not. [...] Optimistic private markets sheltering a thicket of “paper unicorns.” [ << Bill Gurley, there will be a dead unicorn ] [...] [SAAS] are also among the more capital efficient companies on average in our set[.] [...] There’s still too little diversity at the top in 2015
Unicorn  Silicon  Valley  marketshare  growth  round  FOMO  Private  Market  hunt  for  yield  speculative  bubbles  speculative  speculation  SPV  diversity  gender  bias  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  equality  gender  policing  gender-based  harassment  STEM  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  nurture  environment  entrepreneur 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't fear failure, unlock your inner creativity, and say yes | Don Dodge | TEDxAthens - YouTube
risk of failure greater than the chance of success. // Success is not final, failure is not fatal. Courage to move forward, counts. Move every day. None is giving you a free ride/lunch. // achieving 60% of the impossible is better than 100% of the ordinary! // NO TO INCREMENTALISM !!! // there are lots of people that you cant, and we teach conformity and not being a rebel, disruptor & creative. thus we create filters and cynicism. // we are very good at saying no ... no to fear, anxiety, the uncomfortable & the pain (the ability to grow), new experiences, // thus pattern matching. // Failure is not an option. Keep trying till you get it right - figured it out. THE LEARNING CURVE! failure is steepest learning curve (entrepreneurship). Thus everyone needs to be exposed to failure and adopt a growth mindset as child. With each failure you get closed to your goal, in case you dont stop & dont make the same mistake twice! // Dream when you are awake. Do it. Say yes to life & opportunities.
TaxiOS  Open  Source  Moonshot  Google  Google  X  entrepreneurship  social  entrepreneurship  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Failure  fear  anxiety  status  anxiety  society  Gesellschaft  stigma  mainstreet.org  shared  economic  interest  creative  destruction  courage  life  hacker  life  lesson  incrementalism  incremental  education  policy  philosophy  conforming  Tesla  Motors  SpaceX  pattern  matching  bias  learning  curve  growth  mindset  childhood  childhood  development  civil  courage  counter  culture  Silicon  Valley 
july 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
The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting | TechCrunch
Engineers in most firms today are also supposed to know at least something about product design, marketing, and customer support for those top-paying enterprise clients. Purely technical roles still exist of course, but they tend to congregate away from consumer and enterprise software into areas such as embedded systems. Interdisciplinary skills may be the hallmark of the modern engineer, but it is precisely that broad and ambiguous skillset that complicates hiring. [...] [HR/Recruiters] have an impossible job looking for these unicorn employees. When we combine the increasing ambiguity of our jobs with the increasing distance of HR recruiters from the actual work taking place, you get everything that is wrong with modern recruiting. [...] [ Founder team should ] take an active role in ensuring that the right employees are being hired. [ And not outsourcing at first chance. ]
HR  human  resources  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  skill-biased  technological  change  softskills  career  advice  career  ladder  career  CV  Portfolio  key  words  Job  Search  security  market  labour  economics  labour  market  jobsearch  on  training  jobhunt  Future  of  Work  Mobile  Creatives  Mobile  Creative  recruitment  pattern  matching  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  management  application 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Money for Nothing - Gillmor Gang | TechCrunch TV
min 42 // A Round is now a "post-traction" investment aka proven product & business model. A Round is an investment to scale it up, put it up a bunch of gears. // Keith Teare from chat.center (tcrn.ch/1IWFQ1X) people now doing pre-seed, seed, seed prime & bridge funding via existing investors; figuring out Product/Market fit, traction, funnel, etc. Now more than ever a hits driven business. // see also tcrn.ch/1c54UpN // Complexity of phenomenon - symptoms, causes and tangents; biases, selection bias, pattern matching, bidding up hot deals in the private market where the highest bidder will get the deal - irrationality of accepting those valuations and the founders Unicorn-status need, hunt for yield, trendy - the future, when doing 'hard things' becomes fashionable (ie Reality TV, TV Series & a shallow Channel 4's How To Be A Young Billionaire) then beware, negative yields for secure investments (bonds and corp debt), perceived 'conservative' value vs private bid up bubble potential.
Seed  Round  A  Round  traction  hunt  for  yield  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  unintended  consequences  Silicon  Valley  asset  bubble  asset  allocation  behavioral  finance  bond  bubble  bubbles  equity  bubble  demographic  bubble  secular  stagnation  complexity  growth  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  pattern  matching  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  Unicorn  Wall  Street  Private  Mutual  Fund  Hedge  Fund  Venture  Capital  savings  glut  productive  investment  business  model  Snapchat  WhatsApp  Instagram  Slack  Uber  productivity  output  gap  STEM  Share  Economy  Services  Industry  Niedriglohnsektor  incomplete  information  economic  history  marginal  cost  liquidity  trap  sovereign  debt  crisis  debt  bubble  zombie  banks  zombie  consumer  zombie  corporations  structural  imbalance  global  imbalances  faultlines  Product/Market  Fit  value  creation  1000  True  Fans  Core  Product  Proposition  differentiate  differentiation 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
"One-on-One" fundraising deals are hot in Silicon Valley - Fortune
“There’s a new term cropping up in startup pitch meetings: ‘One-on-one.’ It means the company is seeking to raise $100 million at a valuation of $1 billion. Startups are asking for it in deal talks, and investors contacted by Fortune are scratching their heads.” // soundcloud.com/bothsidestv/fred-wilson - Fred Wilson talks about the 1b craze, Chris Sacca talked about it, bill Gurly talked about it ... the private market nature of those "hot deals" turn into a highest bidder market where often only Private Equity can keep up! Not VC's even with Special Purpose Vehicles. And those wantrepreneurs take those back-breaking deals, taking as much as they can, bc everyone says they should, bc you don't know when the bottom drops. those wantrepreneurs don't believe in themselves and the product, to pull "the thing" off even in a down market. bc for one, they don't come even close to break even and don't know how and can't imagine/envision to do it in 12 months. #sympotom - see tcrn.ch/1FZtdCr
Silicon  Valley  wantrepreneur  Unicorn  private  market  distortion  hunt  for  yield  speculative  bubbles  bubbles  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  liquidity  trap  bond  bubble  equity  bubble  secular  stagnation  pattern  matching  FOMO  selection  bias  confirmation  bias 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Would you rather be a real millionaire or a paper billionaire? The psychology of unicorns and the toll on Q1 returns | PandoDaily
And yet total cash going to venture backed companies was a whopping $17.7 billion– up over the $12.6 billion raised in the same period last year. But here’s the thing: Only $11.3 billion of that came from venture firms, throwing into question whether we should even still keep using the adjective “venture-backed” to describe the category. The disparity shows just how much more money is coming from non-VCs like hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, and sovereign wealth funds, who have watched the private valuation growth of Facebook and the rest of the deca-corns and are desperately trying to get a stake in private companies before they IPO. [...] Things have gotten strange for VCs — and in turn, entrepreneurs — and the climate doesn’t seem to be improving
Private  Equity  Hedge  Fund  Mutual  Fund  growth  round  Venture  Capital  Silicon  Valley  Unicorn  hunt  for  yield  Sovereign  Wealth  Fund  distortion  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  bubble  bond  bubble  debt  bubble  zombie  corporations  zombie  banks  Super  Cycle  savings  glut  liquidity  trap  productive  investment  speculative  bubbles  Wall  Street  incomplete  information  market  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  selection  bias  bias  behavioral  finance 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of “Blind” Auditions on Female Musicians | Hacker News
If you're responsible for choosing applicants to interview from a stack of resumes, you can do something similar by simply having someone else strip the names out before you see them.
human  resources  HR  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  subconscious  self-awareness 
march 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
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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
Ellen Pao versus Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimination Suit: Day 1 | Re/code
Toward the end of his opening remarks, Exelrod quoted Doerr, who had hired Pao, discussing what he thinks “correlates more than any other success factor” in entrepreneurs: “If you look at Bezos, or [Netscape founder Marc] Andreessen, [Yahoo co-founder] David Filo, the founders of Google, they all seem to be white, male, nerds who’ve dropped out of Harvard or Stanford and they absolutely have no social life. So when I see that pattern coming in — which was true of Google — it was very easy to decide to invest,” Doerr had said in 2008.
Silicon  Valley  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  KPCB  John  Doerr  stereotype  bias  prejudice  Venture  Capital  Angel  Investor 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
What’s Really at Stake in Ellen Pao’s Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit - NYTimes.com
&! nytimes.com/2015/02/23/technology/ellen-pao-suit-against-kleiner-perkins-heads-to-trial-with-big-potential-implications.html &! nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/the-stanford-undergraduate-and-the-mentor.html &! nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/23/us/gender-gaps-stanford-94.html &! dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/helena-morrissey-aiming-at-britains-glass-ceilings-gets-results/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/ellen-pao-valley-vc-women/ [money has no conscience, crony capitalism, capitalism as infiltrated the counter culture long-time ago (dot.com was a symptom), Silicon Valley doesn't change the world for the better, it changes things and makes boat loads of money along the way - bc they have 'fiduciary responsibilities' ...] &! recode.net/2015/02/24/venture-capitalist-trae-vassallo-to-testify-she-was-harassed-by-same-partner-as-ellen-pao/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/pao-v-kleiner-perkins-weeks-v-baker-mckenzie-revisited/ &! for.tn/1Aazbr3 &! for.tn/1FXTAYH &! The Opening >> on.recode.net/17Xj7m3
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't Be Awful: Richard Bottoms on fixing Silicon Valley's race problem - YouTube
bit.ly/17fxm5p - "In the spirit of our event, Bottoms did more than simply bemoan the lack of diversity at major tech firms — he provided some real solutions. He praised the efforts of organizations like Black Girls Code, which has become highly visible and influential since its founding in 2011. But he cited a host of older institutions like One Hundred Black Men designed to facilitate professional connections and further the careers of young black Americans — and yet they don’t seem to be on the tech industry’s radar. Historically Black Colleges and the military, he argues, are also fertile recruiting grounds that should receive more attention from Big Tech. He admits, however, that these older organizations share some of the blame and could do more to encourage their members to get involved with the tech industry.
Silicon  Valley  minority  STEM  diversity  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  Venture  Capital  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  privilege  society  social  discrimination  stigma  stereotype  prejudice  Jim  Crow  USA  history  No  Representation  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  discrimination 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Peter Thiel on why Airbnb should be valued way higher than Uber… and why it’s not | PandoDaily
Rather than explaining how two companies locked in such a battle could possibly justify nearly $2 billion in collected investment and sky high valuations, he made the point that Airbnb in contrast is wildly undervalued at least relative to Uber. Thiel is also an investor in Airbnb– yet another darling of the sharing economy, valued at a “mere” $10 billion compared to Uber’s $18 billion. Unlike Uber and Lyft, Thiel argued, there is no obvious competitor to Airbnb. That in and of itself makes it a more valuable company because of the distraction and profit erosion that he describes throughout his book. So why doesn’t the market reflect that thinking? Thiel gave an amusing answer to that too: VCs like to invest in things they like to use. VCs love getting in black town cars, but they typically stay in five star hotels. Fewer still open up their homes to strangers for extra cash. Uber gets a “yeah! I like this one!” valuation boost.
Peter  Thiel  Venture  Capital  pattern  recognition  pattern  matching  Lyft  Uber  AirBnB  valuation  competition  Fred  Wilson  Bill  Gurley  burn  rate  runway  Silicon  Valley  unintended  consequences  ZIRP  bond  bubble  equity  bubble  NIRP  QE  hunt  for  yield 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
“Kid, haven’t you heard of Friendster? Forget about it.” How Jeremy Levine missed out on Facebook | PandoDaily
[5x, 100x ... the real unicorns are nearly 1000x] - “If you invested in every one of the ten next best VC investments, but you miss a Facebook or a Google, the next ten don’t add up to even one of a Facebook or a Google.” Thus is the nature of regret in the venture capitalism world. [...] “As soon as you identify the patterns of today, the patterns of tomorrow change,” Levine says. “You have to keep focused on what’s around the corner.”
Venture  Capital  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  herding 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
We Need to Talk About Silicon Valley's Racism - The Daily Beast
America’s fastest growing financial and political powerbase is totally dominated by white men. This is not progress. [ .... no man is born equal .... ]
Silicon  Valley  diversity  racial  discrimination  stereotype  prejudice  pluralistic  society  pluralism  No  Representation  bias  society  HR  human  resources  corporate  culture  corporate  values  personal  values  Patriarchy  USA  racism  pattern  recognition  pattern  matching  Venture  Capital  education  policy  Public  discrimination 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem | TechCrunch
Between ages 25 and 30, 41% of the young talent with credentials in those subject matters are female … [but] 52% of this talent drops out … The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments … 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. [...] If you create an environment wherein a whole class of entrepreneurs and employees goes unnoticed by deeply flawed industry-wide “pattern recognition” heuristics, and/or one where they have to be perpetually on their guard, and must pretend not to notice all the myriad microaggressions that make them feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and out-of-place then many of those entrepreneurs and employees will decide, rightly, that the tech industry is not worth the hassle and grief. + http://craigconnects.org/2014/08/why-men-must-lean-in-to-support-womens-leadership-2.html
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Annedroids on Amazon Prime! - YouTube
>> something that needed done! - #democratisation of content - against the pattern matching & recognition of Hollywood, Music Industry & Entertainment Industry. #Democracy is / can be messy (See YouYube) // hard things are hard because they are worth it to do - in the end.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Diversity and Startups - Y Combinator Posthaven
"Sexism in tech is real. One of the most insidious things happening in the debate is people claiming versions of “other industries may have problems with sexism, but our industry doesn’t.” Both men and women claim this, even though it keeps getting harder to do in the face of shocks like the Tinder texts. We know there is a problem, especially when it comes to starting companies[.]" - // personal values, habits, (culture) will start to reflect internal/corp values and culturehttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8086549
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