Strategy

Google’s Abigail Posner Shares What The Company Looks For When Hiring

Google disclosed its diversity numbers on Wednesday, confirming that white men still dominate Silicon Valley. A whopping 70% of its 46,170 employees worldwide are men and 61% of its staff is white. Knowing that the company is committed to improving those stats, and will likely be upping its hiring efforts […]
Google’s Abigail Posner Shares What The Company Looks For When Hiring
Tech

This Self-Taught Coder Is Trying To Diversify The Tech World

It’s no secret that there’s a lack of diversity in the coding community. A woman just left GitHub because she said she was “harassed by leadership” for two years. And in some states, not one girl took the AP test in computer science. But Lex Alexander, a self-taught coder, wants […]
This Self-Taught Coder Is Trying To Diversify The Tech World
Strategy

Why You Should Look For ‘Thought Diversity’ In New Hires

When it comes to hiring talent, one CEO says she looks for a “diversity of thought” first and foremost. Paulett Eberhart, CEO of client services firm CDI Corporation, told the Wall Street Journal she always looks for thought diversity in the candidates she interviews. That means looking for people that […]
Why You Should Look For ‘Thought Diversity’ In New Hires
Tech

The Biggest Problem In Technology

PyCon is the largest annual conference dedicated to the open-source Python programming language; it counts among its sponsors Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Normally, it is exactly as boring and unremarkable as a gathering of 20-five hundred programming-language enthusiasts sounds. But this year, on March 17th, two employees of PlayHaven, a […]
Tech

‘Donglegate’ Is Classic Overreaction—And Everyone Pays

Watching “Donglegate” unfold over the past few days has been like watching a comedy of errors slowly metastasize into a tragedy of thoughtlessness. News coverage of what unfolded at (and after) this year’s PyCon developer conference has already been written; I’ll assume that you’re up to speed. What follows is […]
News

This Map Shows Why The 113th Congress Isn’t As Diverse As Everyone Is Saying It Is

[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uscapitolindaylight.jpg”] The 113th Congress convened for the first time last week, and the freshman class has been billed as particularly diverse. But overall, the House of Representatives is still mostly white and mostly male.As of the first day of the new Congress, there were 439 members of the House: 433 […]
This Map Shows Why The 113th Congress Isn’t As Diverse As Everyone Is Saying It Is
News

Ending Affirmative Action Would Shatter The America’s Ability To Compete

[credit provider=”Flickr/alamosbasement” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alamosbasement/3279278837/”] The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, in which the university will defend its consideration of race in admissions.As an alumnus of this great American research university and as an executive who has spent a lifetime building businesses, […]
Ending Affirmative Action Would Shatter The America’s Ability To Compete
Tech

Facebook’s Senior Management Shows Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem

[credit provider=”Mark Zuckerberg” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100455456009301&set=p.10100455456009301&type=1&relevant_count=1″] Want to see what it’s like for women and minorities in the heartland of tech?Just take a look at Facebook’s senior management team, recently revealed in a photo posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook’s Senior Management Shows Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem
Markets

Why A Diverse Portfolio Of Hedge Funds Is A Stupid Idea

Modern financial theory holds that a diversified portfolio of securities is the most efficient way for an investor to access an asset class. Idiosyncratic risk, the risk associated with an individual stock say, can be diversified away and therefore theory holds that investors don’t achieve any additional return for holding […]
Why A Diverse Portfolio Of Hedge Funds Is A Stupid Idea
Strategy

The Reason So Many Business Deals Go Wrong In China

[credit provider=”bisgovuk via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bisgovuk/5354322355/”] Poor communication and language barriers are costing companies a lot of money, yet executives aren’t doing enough about it. According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit — a business research unit of the Economist magazine — nearly half of the 572 senior executives […]
The Reason So Many Business Deals Go Wrong In China
Strategy

McDonald’s Just Named America’s 12th Ever Major Black CEO

[credit provider=”AP”] McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner will retire later this year, and the man who’s replacing him is Don Thompson, the company’s current president and COO.He will be the first black person to take the helm of McDonald’s since it was founded in 1955, and he’s only the 12th to […]
McDonald’s Just Named America’s 12th Ever Major Black CEO
News

Berkeley College Republicans Plan Pay-By-Race ‘Diversity’ Bake Sale

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate/4439017429/”] Campus Republicans at UC Berkeley will host a controversial “diversity bake sale” tomorrow where prices will be determined by customer gender and race.According to Politico, the group will charge white men $2 for baked goods, Asian men will pay $1.50, Latino men will pay $1, black men […]
Berkeley College Republicans Plan Pay-By-Race ‘Diversity’ Bake Sale
Lifestyle

Why Charity Boards Should Not Be Filled With Rich People

[credit provider=”Flickr Viva Vivanista” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5453550123/in/photostream/”] In recent years the United States has developed into an increasingly pronounced class society.We see it in the growing inequality of income and wealth; we witness it in the expansion of corporate power and influence, at a time when blue-collar job status is on the […]
Why Charity Boards Should Not Be Filled With Rich People
Markets

ABI Calls For More Female Directors

The Association of British Insurers (ABI), the members of which control around 15 per cent of the UK stock market, is to begin scrutinizing the number of women on boards in a move that could lead to more companies being challenged by shareholders over board diversity. ‘The ABI’s Institutional Voting […]
News

Dallas Cowboys’ Coaching Situation Makes The NFL’s Attempt At Diversity Look Foolish

[credit provider=”Flickr/AJ Guel” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajguel/5030816117/”] Since firing Wade Phillips, the Cowboys have stabilised under interim head coach Jason Garrett winning two straight. But the Cowboys are prohibited from hiring Garrett as their full-time coach without interviewing other candidates, as SI’s Peter King reminds us. That’s because of the “Rooney Rule.” Instituted […]
Dallas Cowboys’ Coaching Situation Makes The NFL’s Attempt At Diversity Look Foolish
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