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Revealed: England faces shortfall of 10,000 primary school places
[ we are not all in it together ] Councils say funding pressure is deepening crisis but Department for Education says free schools will make up the numbers [...] [north and deprived areas] The latest data reveals that the councils facing shortfalls in places by 2019-20 are Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham, Walsall, Bexley, Greenwich, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Slough. //&! Poor children need better chance of good school place, says report. High-performing primary schools are under-selecting pupils from low-income families, claims education charity - bit.ly/23AJFFf
staff  shortage  staff  morale  austerity  education  policy  Academy  Nicky  Morgan  Michael  Gove  Council  Public  Services  Social  Services  deprivation  Gini  coefficient  Generationengerechtigkeit  triple-lock  pension  mobility  income  mobility  poverty  trap  child  poverty  food  poverty  fuel  poverty  well  being  poverty  selection  bias  prejudice  snap  judgement  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  budget2015  budget2016  general  election  2015  constituency  Party  Funding  election  campaign  promises 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Does a VC’s unconscious hesitation to fund women start at home?
It’s widely acknowledged (by most of us anyway) that there is a culture problem within startups that makes women want to go elsewhere and that there’s some serious unconscious bias going on. But untangling that knot of unconscious bias-- even talking about it the wrong way-- is like defusing a gender bomb
Silicon  Valley  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  gap  meritocracy  meritocratic  boys  club  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  male  privilege  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Venture  Capital 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
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
Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender  gap  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  conforming  gender  role  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Women  in  Tech  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  minority  Silicon  Valley 
january 2016 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
Tech’s Privilege Barrier — The Information
Behind the articles we write about hot startups and funding rounds is a truth that needs a headline of its own: The technology industry is not as meritocratic as it may seem. For this column, I am focusing specifically on entrepreneurs, the people who found companies and beat the odds to turn them into something big. By many measures, the industry is incredibly fair with relatively few barriers to entry. You could, in theory, build the next Snapchat or WhatsApp with a good idea, a laptop and barely any capital. The reality is a little different. Rags to riches tales (like Steve Jobs or WhatsApp’s Jan Koum) get a lot of attention and certainly exist. But the “anyone can make something of himself” narrative ignores the fact that to go from idea to successful company you need a lot of other ingredients, ingredients where privilege helps a lot.
meritocracy  meritocratic  American  Dream  Silicon  Valley  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  Privileged  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  gender-based  discrimination  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  skill-biased  technological  change  USA  education  policy  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  ethnic  minority  black  minority  minority  Toff  Establishment  Networking  career  advice  career  ladder  poverty  trap  inequality  barriers  to  entry 
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
Karriere: Schöne Frauen bekommen 20 Prozent mehr Gehalt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Lange Beine, schlanke Taille, feines Gesicht - Frauen mit Modelmaßen verdienen mehr als Frauen mit Rubens-Figur. Eine Studie zeigt: Als die attraktivsten Mitarbeiter gelten ausgerechnet Beamte. [...] Auch für Männer gelten Schönheitsideale, aber andere als bei Frauen: Während flotte Kellnerinnen, TV-Moderatorinnen oder Verkäuferinnen mit steigendem Gewicht immer mehr Gehalt verlieren, steigt bei Männern mit dem Gewicht der Lohn. Besonders bei Männern in der Produktion. "Untergewichtige Männer verdienen bis zu acht Prozent weniger als normal- oder übergewichtige Kollegen", so Wirtschaftsforscher Marco Caliendo von der Universität Potsdam. Gemeinsam mit einem Kollegen von der City University New York wertete er 18.000 Daten aus der sogenannten Allbus-Studie aus.
gender-based  discrimination  HR  human  resources  objectification  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  privilege  straight  white  male  gender  inequality  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  gender  pay  gap  gender  conforming  gender-based  harassment  management 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work - NYTimes.com
[ rejecting an applicant because you don't see a fit is your fault by you limited point of view and field, at the end its about the work not necessarily to bond over drinks, sport, parties, ping pong, strip clubs and rating of porn stars and female co-workers ] Discovering shared experiences was one of the most powerful sources of chemistry, but interviewers were primarily interested in new hires whose hobbies, hometowns and biographies matched their own. Bonding over rowing college crew, getting certified in scuba, sipping single-malt Scotches in the Highlands or dining at Michelin-starred restaurants was evidence of fit; sharing a love of teamwork or a passion for pleasing clients was not. Some (former) athletes fit exclusively with other athletes; others fit only with those who played the same sport. At one hiring committee meeting I attended, I watched a partner who was an avid Red Sox fan argue for rejecting a Yankees supporter on the grounds of misfit. &! tcrn.ch/1FPTK2z values!
HR  human  resources  hiring  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  Silicon  Valley  meritocracy  meritocratic  American  Dream  gender-based  discrimination  sexism  Misogynie  misogyny  diversity  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  management  people  management  culture  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  value  creation  corporate  values  personal  values  intangible  value 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not. | TechCrunch
Pao also took issue with the “pipeline issue” excuse for not hiring diversely. “I hate the pipeline issue,” Pao said. “It allows people to say, ‘I’m doing my best, it’s out of my hands. There’s a whole slew of things that can make it more fair.'” Swisher said she felt the same way about unconscious bias: It allows people to absolve themselves of responsibility for bias. Pao said she did not think Silicon Valley, a place where it’s possible to have all white male meetings all day every day, was a meritocracy. “I think SV aspires to be a true meritocracy … but there is not an even track to success. No. With 6% women in VC, level of funding for women-led startups, it just doesn’t seem that that could possibly be the case.” // bit.ly/1HV44Hg Williams leads unconscious bias workshops that aim to educate employees on the science behind decision-making and encourage a "culture where employees are comfortable with -- & held accountable for -- calling out prejudice, both blatant and subtle.
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Female  Founders  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Privileged  Establishment  American  Dream  USA  Gini  coefficient  income  inequality  inequality  gender  inequality  gender  bias  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  equality  gender  policing  gender  non-conforming  gender  norms  gender  role  diversity  Silicon  Valley  Women  in  Tech  STEM  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  minority  prejudice  HR  human  resources  hiring 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Sexuelle Selektion in der Biologie: Wieso gibt's Männer? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die sexuelle Selektion ist ein wichtiger Filtermechanismus, der verhindert, dass sich allzu viele potenziell schädliche Mutationen im Erbgut ansammeln - diese etablierte Theorie wird nun auch durch ein Langzeitexperiment mit Käfern belegt.
evolution  natural  selection 
may 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.
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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
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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
Christina: Debugging the mind - YouTube
minute 19: framing & communication & debate & using picture and picture set-up to communicate make an certain impression: same facts, different framing of problem or thing or X. language shapes thoughts. / min24 - heuristic - acting on incomplete information and uncertainty - book - Tversky and Kahnemann - "Denkfehler" ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/Die-Kunst-klaren-Denkens-Denkfehler/dp/3446426825/ // min54 - trust ur intuition less when you just made an error based on your intuition --- freezing.
confirmation  bias  recall  bias  selection  bias  sunk  cost  fallacy  sunk  cost  bias  framing  communication  advertisement  debate  neurology  neuroscience  psychology  uncertainty  incomplete  information  denkfehler  language 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Christina: Debugging the mind - YouTube
minute 19: framing & communication & debate & using picture and picture set-up to communicate make an certain impression: same facts, different framing of problem or thing or X.
confirmation  bias  recall  bias  selection  bias  sunk  cost  fallacy  sunk  cost  bias  framing  communication  advertisement  debate 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
IVF: It brings joy to countless families, but as another disturbing study emerges, what is the truth about IVF and birth defects? | Mail Online
Risks

Some scientists suggest this is because ICSI subverts natural selection, in which only the best, strongest sperm wins the race to fertilise the egg.
This, they fear, could raise the embryo’s risk of congenital defects.

It should be pointed out that the vast majority of babies born via ICSI or conventional IVF are perfectly healthy. However, there are growing concerns about the possible risks associated with fertility treatment.
A recent study made shock headlines when it reported that ICSI babies are twice as likely as those conceived naturally or by conventional IVF to suffer birth defects such as cleft palate, heart and lung conditions, cerebral palsy and blood disorders.
Professor Michael Davies, author of the study into 6,100 children born from fertility treatment in South Australia over 16 years, described the ICSI risk as ‘sky high’.

Concerns over other forms of assisted conception have also been raised.
unintended  consequences  assisted  fertility  treatments  natural  selection  evolution  fertility  drugs  Clomid  Clomifene  clomiphene  citrate  ICSI  IVF 
may 2012 by asterisk2a

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