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Robert Sutton’s Remedies for BossHoles and Work Jerks

The tech world has suffered recently from its share of jerks, guys who used to reign at 500 Startups, Google, and Uber – until they harassed women, flatly declared men deserve all the best paying jobs, or spewed obscenities at…

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The Ministry of Twitter: Inside Trump’s Bullhorn

Lunching at Twitter’s headquarters recently in a week dominated by inane tweets by our President, I thought of my favorite writer. George Orwell brilliantly anticipated the perils posed by authoritarian governments mercilessly ruled by strongmen, but he couldn’t have imagined…

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The Russian Ransomware Blues

Businesses, hospitals, and power plants, a country’s infrastructure held hostage. An ultimate covert weapon that can disable defense systems and unravel decades of technological innovation. Cyberwarfare is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Today, we’re facing one of the…

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Women in Tech Talk Men

What is it with men these days? Last week, yet another sexist Silicon Valley VC was outed in a public shaming. Then the founding partner of 500 Startups resigned under pressure for similar reasons. This on the heels of the…

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