Men, Women, Tech, Discrimination & Statistics

Let’s get this out right up front – I have no question that there is discrimination in the tech industry. I gave an hour-long talk on this very subject at MIT a couple of weeks

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Let’s get this out right up front – I have no question that there is discrimination in the tech industry. I gave an hour-long talk on this very subject at MIT a couple of weeks

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Why attending a software conference made me sad

I went to the Western Users of SAS Software conference last week and came home sad. It wasn’t for the reasons you’d guess. No one sexually harassed me (as if!). I did not forget how

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I went to the Western Users of SAS Software conference last week and came home sad. It wasn’t for the reasons you’d guess. No one sexually harassed me (as if!). I did not forget how

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Why CEOs are Rude and Investors are Jerks

I certainly understand how you could think that all CEOs are rude and all investors are assholes but it’s really not quite that simple. This occurred to me today as for the 4th (or was

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I certainly understand how you could think that all CEOs are rude and all investors are assholes but it’s really not quite that simple. This occurred to me today as for the 4th (or was

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Mama, What’s an Accelerator?

First, the big, exciting news, if you have not heard it  – we are one of EIGHT COMPANIES IN THE WORLD selected to be part of the Boom Startup Accelerator for Educational Technology. Can you

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First, the big, exciting news, if you have not heard it  – we are one of EIGHT COMPANIES IN THE WORLD selected to be part of the Boom Startup Accelerator for Educational Technology. Can you

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Why You Should Apply for Investor Funding – Whether You Need It Or Not

A few months ago, in between everything else in my life, I had been working on applications for accelerators and an executive summary for investors. While money is always a good thing, I was surprised

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A few months ago, in between everything else in my life, I had been working on applications for accelerators and an executive summary for investors. While money is always a good thing, I was surprised

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I’m a stranger here myself

It was recently noted on our company twitter account that I’m out of town so often that I’ve come to resemble the Travelocity gnome in more than stature. I’ve been traveling on business for nearly

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It was recently noted on our company twitter account that I’m out of town so often that I’ve come to resemble the Travelocity gnome in more than stature. I’ve been traveling on business for nearly

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What Does a CEO Do All Day?

As further proof  that God has a sense of humor, my career has been full of reversals. Where I was once the pain-in-the-ass young hotshot who knew everything and thought my boss was stuck in

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As further proof  that God has a sense of humor, my career has been full of reversals. Where I was once the pain-in-the-ass young hotshot who knew everything and thought my boss was stuck in

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I am tired: In praise of details-oriented people

Our Project Manager, Jessica,  made the very insightful comment at lunch the other day, No one cares how hard it was for you to make. When people are looking to buy your product, all they

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Our Project Manager, Jessica,  made the very insightful comment at lunch the other day, No one cares how hard it was for you to make. When people are looking to buy your product, all they

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How to be amazing

I find it weird when I make people nervous. I’ve had people shake and stutter so much that I thought they had some sort of disability, only to find out later that it was a

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I find it weird when I make people nervous. I’ve had people shake and stutter so much that I thought they had some sort of disability, only to find out later that it was a

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When are you done? The big question for entrepreneurs

Every day, every week, I face the same question that all entrepreneurs ask themselves – “How do you know when you are done?” Most days, I start work around 10 am and finish about 14

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Every day, every week, I face the same question that all entrepreneurs ask themselves – “How do you know when you are done?” Most days, I start work around 10 am and finish about 14

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