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Curiosity Experiment: Can Technology Make You More Mindful?

Curiosity Experiment No. 14: Embodied Computing

Here’s your weekly curiosity experiment: In my latest blog post, I propose some remedies for the common complaint that “technology” (i.e. screen-based devices and the internet) is inherently distracting, overwhelming, and/or draining. One simple thing I’ve been playing with is embodied computing: that is, checking in regularly with how my body feels while I’m performing tasks on my […]

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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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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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Supporting women in tech: This is how you do it.

Supporting women in tech: This is how you do it.

I’ve worked in tech for fifteen years. In those fifteen years, women have remained a small minority in the sector, particularly in technical jobs (read: programmers/engineers/developers). A lot of people I know have bemoaned the numbers, and discussed various ways we might address the gender imbalance, but I haven’t seen a lot of success stories […]

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Getting Grown-Up Time While Caring for a Newborn: Lessons Learned

Photo: Baby feet

My son (those are his feet in the picture above) will be three months old on Sunday, and while many of the truisms of new motherhood have definitely pulled me into their wake (hello, sleep deprivation, surprising hormonal shifts, and an irrational, yet immutable conviction that my baby is the most fascinating and beautiful creature […]

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The Conversation

The Conversation

I met Patti at a conference. We arrived on the first evening amidst Stanley Cup fever – our city’s team was in the finals, and most people were skipping dinner to watch the first period of the game. I sat down next to her in front of the television – not because I’m much for […]

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