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A Non-Political View On Immigration

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Joseph W. Gauld

I am a political independent who has concerns with both major presidential candidates. In addition, I particularly dislike the negative focus on the...

Soy/Somos: La Karlita, The Artist Who Could

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 09.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my Soy/Somos series, a real-life collage of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here. Soy/Somos: We are Many. I am sitting at...

Building a Team and A Culture: Silicon Valley Insights

Ishan Puri | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Ishan Puri

Business is about teamwork. At Synocate, I have learned that the team is one of the most important factors in success. In addition to the team, buildi...

A Battle or A War?

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

A battle is a conflict that can be resolved constructively, leading to an enhanced relationship. When you are at war, there are constant, repetitive, unresolved battles. War is not productive and only serves to hamper your relationship, increase dissonance and create more battles.

Food Policy Is Hitting The Big Time Aboard Summit at Sea

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Eve Turow Paul

Food policy has gone mainstream. I know this because Summit at Sea 2016 --a swanky three-day conference held on a cruise ship that hosts likes of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, skateboarder Tony Hawk and acclaimed poet Sonia Sanchez--is incorporating an entire series of talks under the umbrella "Corn and Soy," curated by food activist Ellen Gustafson. This is a big deal.

Going Against the Flow: Purva Gupta, Founder of Lilyapp

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.30.2016 | Style
Charu Sharma

Purva Gupta is the Founder of Lily. Lily helps women discover & buy clothes according to their emotions and perceptions about their own body. Purva's ...

The Canadian Tech Leakage Conundrum

A.J. Steigman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
A.J. Steigman

When one thinks of Canada, does a superb technological environment come to mind? Well, in today's age it should. Canada boasts one of the most successful entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world. The Toronto and Waterloo tech scenes have been generating an onslaught of new startups.

This Woman Lived In A Tent And Car To Avoid San Francisco Rents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business

Here’s one way to deal with the insane housing costs in California’s Bay Area: ditch your home altogether. That’s exactly what Kristin Hanes did...

Here's How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business

In most of the U.S., a household income of $150,000 means you’re doing pretty well. In San Francisco, it’s probably not enough to buy a home. A r...

Applying to Selective Tech Companies? Here's How to Nail Your Interview

Quora | Posted 08.22.2016 | Technology

How can engineers ensure they're competitive when applying for selective companies? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

I Was Twitter's First Investor, and This Is When I Knew It Would Be Huge

Quora | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology

What was it like to make an early investment in Twitter? What was the dynamic like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

San Francisco's Tech Community Teams Up To Hack Cancer

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 08.18.2016 | San Francisco
Rachel Wolfson

From growth hacking to everyday life hacks, hacking essentially means finding unique and clever ways to solve a meaningful problem. And while hacking goes a long way in the world of tech, Silicon Valley's tech community is now focused on hacking an even larger problem -- cancer.

Why B-School Education Is A Misfit For Silicon Valley

Vinita Gupta | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Vinita Gupta

How MBA education helps prime the entrepreneurial economic-engine, is unclear to Siliconiers. I am an engineer by education and was the co-founder a...

This Tech Entrepreneur Is Bridging The Gap Between Silicon Valley And China

The WorldPost | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.17.2016 | World

When Uber sold its China operations to its Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing earlier this month, Silicon Valley’s latest hope for conquering the Chine...

This Training Program Teaches the Skills You Really Need to Know to Land a Job in Tech

NationSwell | Posted 08.16.2016 | Impact

With a year's worth of college credits and no degrees or certificates to show for it, Miguel Ponce, 28, was in a rut: living with his mom and siblings...

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Scathing Resignation Letter Nails Silicon Valley's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business

This is how bad the housing crisis has gotten in Silicon Valley: A lawyer who lives in Palo Alto, California, and advises the city on housing can no l...

Startup Insider: The Story Behind HackerRank And Its Mission To Help Programmers Across The Globe

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Yahoo's Mistakes

Quora | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business

What lessons can Silicon Valley tech executives learn from what went wrong at Yahoo? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network wher...

A Risky Investment With No Exit Strategy: The Strained Logic of Silicon Valley's (Few) Trump Supporters

Dmitri Mehlhorn | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Dmitri Mehlhorn

Most of America’s technology industry opposes Donald Trump. In an open letter, 145 industry leaders wrote that, “We have listened to Donald Trump ...

These Two Millennials Are Taking on Big Urban Problems -- and Winning

NationSwell | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact

As Scott Benner sneakily took a few sheets of blank paper from the public library's copy machine, he kept an eye out for employees who could bust him ...

11 Silly Words in Your Twitter Profile That Make You Look Like a Complete Tool

Gene Marks | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Twitter is a great social media service that you can use to find, engage and grow a community of potential customers. But if you're going to be on Twitter and use it for business, then do us all a favor and keep your Twitter profile professional.

LETTER FROM (ABOVE) CARLSBAD: Creating An Innovation Community

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Steve Chapple

INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL WHAT CREATES INNOVATION? Carlsbad, California, is on fire, and we don't mean the chaparral brush fires to the east. The Cit...

Reggie Watts, A VR Rave, And More: VRLA Is Bringing It Like Never Before

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Summer Expo is less than two weeks away, and given two major recent announcements, it's safe to say this is goi...

Facebook To Build Apartments In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

Facebook is moving into the public real estate market in an effort to temper criticism of the tech industry’s impact on housing in Silicon Valley. T...