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The Shame

The Shame
Wow, the whole brouhaha over sexual harassment is still going on! I wonder what men must be thinking, especially the older ones who may have done things they shouldn't have. They must be thinking, "Will the same happen to me? Will I lose my career? How would I recover?" We're talking about getting fired for something done 10, 20, 30 years ago. It seems incredible that what was done 30 years ago...
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Just whining

This will be a petty post because I feel like whining. It seems to me that every fall I suddenly get a lot of unplanned demands on my time - things I have to do that others impose - and this week had a couple of days where I had to do other things so I was unproductive. On top of that, the other things I did work on were unsuccessful. Last week I did a painting and it was not worth posting. Thi...
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Paul Tasner: Starting as an Entrepreneur at 66 Years of Age

This is Amazing: Paul Tasner TED talk
Wow! This is absolutely amazing and inspiring. At 66 years of age, after 40 years in the corporate world working for others, he became an entrepreneur. And possibly a successful one. There is hope for life after corporate world. I do believe he was able to do this because he had some relevant skills: engineering training, management skills from corporate world, and possibly financi...
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Some Articles on the Turn Against Silicon Valley

Fear of Tech
It's starting: people are starting to turn against the tech companies, just like they turned against Wall Street. And we are just in the early stages. It began with Dear Silicon Valley: American's Fallen Out of Love With You by Ross Baird in TechCrunch on October 8, 2017. Then Silicon Valley is Not Your Friend by Noam Cohen came out on New York Times on October 13, 2017. The incredible w...
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News Story Du Jour: Harassment

Harassment - 20 years later
Normally, I wouldn't do a topic like this but the news has been relentless...on and on and on. It seems like an endless pit of bad behavior from men. The harassment stories of Weinstein seems to have burst a dam. And I'm sure that men everywhere are wondering if someone somewhere at some point will claim he harassed her 20 or 30 years ago because at that time it was safe to do so. Did al...
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Some CEOs Think We Need to Reinvent Capitalism

Even CEOs Question Today's Brand of Capitalism
This is fascinating...even CEOs such as Aetna's chief are realizing that the current brand of capitalism is damaging. "But Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, recently offered another, starker rationale for creating more well-paid jobs: The survival of capitalism depends on it. “If we don’t reinvent the capitalist model,” Bertolini told the Committee for Economic Development, a business-l...
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