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Why Pinterest is Seriously Valuable (and What It’s Teaching Men in Power)

Pinterest screen capture

Pinterest has just closed a big funding round – $225 million – and has posted its current valuation at $3.8 billion. The digital world is all abuzz about it. And I notice that many of the online commentators seem surprised – shocked, even – by that valuation. This parallels my experience talking to friends about […]

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How to Make Smart Systems Work for Fallible Humans

Photo of cufflinks with question marks on them - photo by Oberazzi on Flickr

I’m a big fan of systems. Especially the ones that promise to help me make fewer mistakes (or at least, learn from my mistakes more quickly), become more efficient, and/or love my life more. I mean, I looooove a good system. I read Gretchen Rubin’s wonderful book, The Happiness Project, and I thought: Finally! A […]

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The “Yes, and” of Women Angel Investors

Venture capitalist Dave McClure gives women who care about business and/or technology lots to chew on in his post, “Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” I like some of what he’s saying, disagree with parts of it, and am enormously psyched that he cares enough about the issue of gender equity […]

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How Women Can Help Square Beat the Competition

How Women Can Help Square Beat the Competition

Earlier this month, Jack Dorsey (the illustrious Twitter co-founder who now heads up Square, the market leader for mobile payments) came under fire for a photo he tweeted that showed him lunching with Square’s crop of summer interns. The photo was rather unremarkable – a bunch of youngish guys sitting around a boardroom table with […]

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