In the past, much of the public interest in diversity has focused on issues of fairness and representation. More recently, however, there has been a rising interest in the benefits of diversity.
In the common understanding, diversity in a group of people refers to differences in their demographic characteristics, cultural identities and ethnicity, and training and expertise. Advocates of diversity in problem-solving groups claim a linkage among these sorts of diversity (which we will refer to as identity diversity) and what we might call functional diversity, differences in how people represent problems and how they go about solving them. Given that linkage, they conclude that, because of their greater functional diversity, identity-diverse groups can outperform homogeneous groups (4-6).”
Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers
A new app called CUPS allows subscribers to pay $45 per month for unlimited coffee from 40 independent coffee shops in New York City.
Check it out at: http://cupsapp.com/
VCs aren’t unintelligent. Nor are VCs evil (not all of them anyway). They’re not even necessarily misaligned with you. What they are doing is optimizing for a very specific outcome.
Share that alignment, or don’t take their money.”
“There is no place with more experienced mentors than Silicon Valley.”
McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power
Without Oakland, Pandora founder Tim Westergren doubts his company would have survived.
The Internet radio startup left San Francisco at the apex of the dot-com boom and when times were lean in Oakland, his landlord let Westergren pay what he could afford.
"We might have been out of business by 2003 or 2004 if we had to stay in San Francisco," said Westergren.”
Female Labor Force Participation by Age - USA vs Japan vs Denmark