Tag: workplace

Sins of the Past

Back in December, Sir Michael Moritz from the famed Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital made some waves when he bemoaned the lack of women in technology. “Oh, we look very hard. In fact we just hired a young woman from Stanford who’s every bit as good as her peers, and if there are more like her, we’ll hire them. What we’re not prepared to do is lower our standards.” The piece caught my attention because I am a male CEO who runs a technology company with a history of “women issues.” This history must also be acknowledged as...

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The Problem With Work “Families”

It’s popular these days to boast of a family-like atmosphere in a workplace. I admit that this appealed to me at first. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t actually want a job with a ‘family’ focus.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my family.  But families always have that pervy relative who looks at your boobs too long, and a few misogynists and racists thrown in for good measure.  And don’t forget the obligatory family holiday discord over political parties, abortion, religion, and more.  Merry Christmas! We can’t and shouldn’t bring all that to work.  At...

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