I came across this TEDx talk about men needing to step up and be the leaders who are talking about violence against women and girls and even other men and young boys. The line about someone not requiring sensitivity training, rather leadership training really resonated with me. i think it is in the 15 minute mark of the talk.
Men who have power and stature need to lead on this issue because there is a whole next generation of young boys who need to see that defending women and their rights is noble and correct and indeed, required to change the paradigm around violence and abuse to those less powerful.
I recommend this talk and you can see it here: https://www.upworthy.com/a-ted-talk-that-might-turn-every-man-who-watches-it-into-a-feminist-its-pretty-fantastic-7?g=3
Human resources software -- the tools that help companies to manage the admin of their workforces -- is a big business. Workday, PeopleSoft (Oracle), ADP and SuccessFactors (SAP) are all worth billions. Even though Workday is nowhere near turning a profit -- the company lost $24.5 million on $91 million in revenue this quarter -- the company's rich $11.4 billion valuation, shows investors are fans of the category.
If you're new here, you should probably read my biography just to give you a better sense of who I am. In short: I do a lot of stuff. I'm curious. I love learning. I take risks. I speak my mind. I dare.
The risks I take are reinforced by a belief that I owe it to myself to at least try.
Most entrepreneurs view board meetings as somewhere between a total waste of time and mildly annoying. Outside board members are often similarly frustrated that they are unable to get the information and analysis they desire from these meetings. This shouldn’t be the case. Board meetings should be valuable for both management and outside board members. How can you make that happen?
I moved to San Francisco 9 months ago from the East Coast bastion of Boston. Despite having experience living in a major US city, I found quite a few surprises coming here. Some have been great, while others not so much.
If you're planning the move here, I hope this will help you know better what to expect. And if you already live in SF, this should give you a laugh or two and hopefully inspire you to leave a comment with anything I missed.
I cannot take credit for the genesis of this thought (ht Doug Evans). However, it’s worth talking about. When it comes to business goals, why would the United States possibly want to emulate China and not Germany? Do you want millions of poverty like wages for your population? Or, would you like very high paying jobs for millions of people based on high skilled labor that is adapting to the manufacturing realities in this decade? Similarly, who in their right mind wants to be in Beijing right now? Certainly the government cannot expect its people to endure this kind of suffocating air quality, no matter what they say about the business outlook.
Repeat patterns of success. Discard those ideas that have proven to be unsuccessful and you will be able to focus on the truly innovative ideas that can get millions of people in the USA with good wages and a good environment.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.