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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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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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Crowdsourcing a Better Future: Paul Hawken’s Drawdown

Paul Hawken has a bold vision for tackling global warming through crowdsourcing expertise, marshaling big data, and wielding a new, transparent language that shines a positive light on change. “Drawdown means the first time on a year-to-year basis greenhouse gases…

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Vivaldi, The People’s Browser: An Interview with Jon von Tetzchner

Jon von Tetzchner is an imposing man with a grand ambition: to build the people’s browser. His first creation, Opera, ran counter to mainstream browsers, and struck a chord with power and mobile users, drawing an impressive 350 million converts…

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