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Leave the ladder down: #41of 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years

In her dissertation on African-American leaders, Dr. Shanetta Robinson has a couple of memorable quotes on this topic. One executive she interviewed urged women leaders that have reached the top to “leave the ladder down”. Another admonished that if you reach the top, you should bring someone else with you. Michelle Obama, in her beautiful…

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This could have been me: Start-up death

My heart goes out to whoever is writing the blog, “My start-up has 30 days to live”. It’s the truest thing I’ve read about business since Paul Hawken wrote that the reason most small businesses fail is that they have too much money.¬† It’s funny, because I was on the Forty Women to Watch over…

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Mama AnnMaria’s Point-y Click-y Guide to Factor Analysis

So, yesterday, if you were paying attention, we figured out WHY to do a factor analysis today’s post is about how. I’m using SAS Enterprise Guide because I had it open on my computer. Here is what the completed project looks like:   Here is what I did, reading from the top — I opened…

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Javascript can’t be in two places at the same time & a rant on math games

Spirit Lake: The Game is mostly an adventure game that teaches math. However, it has lots of Easter eggs, side quests and spin-offs added because hey, these are kids and sometimes they like to do something different and some of them have the attention span of an ant. Our idea is to make the game…

Programming: Step 1

Intimidated by your latest programming task? Code taking longer than you think it should? Here’s a tip – When I was in college, flow charts were what the “cool kids in computer science” did – a phrase Darling Daughter Number One has informed me is oxymoronic. Seriously, when I took Fortran and Basic in school…