On-Demand Workers Strike Back? Maybe.
November 10, 2015

There is some recent backlash in the continued success of platform or marketplace companies (i.e., Uber, AirBnb, Instacart, Handy, etc.) that rely on people to provide services.  It is important to note that people that join marketplaces do so as contractors, they are not employees. The people are free to come and go as they […]

Mean People Suck. How about their profits?
November 8, 2015

I remember kindergarten quite well.  My teacher was Mrs. Mullins and there was a poster to this effect: Everything I needed to know, I learned in kindergarten. Basically, when you first go to school you learn to treat others with respect and dignity.  You learn the Golden Rule: Treat others like you want to be […]

Sexism in Tech. Which sex matters more?
November 5, 2015

Over the summer, there was a lot of media press about sexism in tech, and recently reports, such as the Newsweek cover story (What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women), are reviving the topic. Part of the introduction into a well written analysis of the issue includes: There is, though, one thing these two founders are missing, […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Terminator
November 3, 2015

What is Artificial Intelligence?  Will the funding of AI create the Terminator? Based on some recent news articles ranging from the NY Times and warnings of super intelligence to Elon Musk and the Terminator, there is definitely a threat that technology can go too far.  Certainly, any topic that has the super-tech-optimistic Elon Musk worried […]

Why Culture Matters
November 1, 2015

Every organization has culture.  If you think about your favorite local coffee shop compared to Starbucks, there is a difference.  The atmosphere reflects the owners and their mindset.  The ambiance creates a certain feel that hopes to engage customers to either stay, work and talk or grab a quick cup and go on with their […]

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