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Consulting Adult: "Misogyny in the Valley"
“Successful” behaviors in corporate America were set by men, based upon how men use their brains and how they interact. Women do not readily fit into the corporate culture created by men, which values only the standards set by them. Alternate models of workplace skills are not yet understood and appreciated. Prevailing thought has always assumed that stereotypical male work behaviors are empirically proven to be winning behaviors.  
women  equality  inequality  technology  industry  approach  indie  indieroundup  4april15  culture 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
On having a totally reasonable amount of self-confidence
While it's good to help someone check whether or not their words may be seeded in impostor syndrome, let's not go so far as to try and convince someone they're suffering from it. We need to remember that naming it on behalf of someone else can diminish the moments when impostor syndrome truly exists.
impostersyndrome  culture  diversity  women  confidence 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
That's What Xu Said : Stop Blowhard Syndrome
My totally reasonable amount of self-confidence is not a syndrome; dudes’ bloated senses of self-worth and the expectations we’ve built around them are. Correct accordingly.
diversity  impostersyndrome  confidence  women  culture 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job
“As it turns out, organizing the world’s information isn’t always profitable. Projects that preserve the past for the public good aren’t really a big profit center. Old Google knew that, but didn’t seem to care.” By Andy Baio on Medium
indie  indieroundup  20mar15  archive  data  internetarchive  google  history  culture 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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