Entrepreneurship lessons from Dr. King and 1,000 female founders. Plus, a thought-provoking set of posts on how BIG tech is impacting San Francisco. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Did you catch our live Twitter chat with our CEO Shaherose earlier this week on how tech is affecting your city? It was a fascinating exchange touching on regions across the country, but here in San Francisco (aka ground zero for the tech industry), the changes have been particularly extreme. With rents rising and locals protesting, what are the responsibilities of the industry towards the community, and how can “techies” and “non-techies” move forward productively together? Three post from this week’s reading guide delve into the question.
Plus, inspiring lessons in entrepreneurship from an American hero and a whopping one thousand female founders, as well as insights into the future of e-commerce, wearable tech and nano-scale medical devices. Read on!
- Monday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What can entrepreneurs learn from the great civil rights leader?
- “We’re in the midst of a profound structural shift from physical to digital retail.”
- Not everyone is so excited about wearable tech. You?
- Nanoribbons are harnessing the power of your organs to keep medical devices going.
- Want more stories of female entrepreneurship? The Story Project has 1,000 for you.
- Google to employees: here’s what to say when to locals protesting our shuttle buses.
- A few better ideas to fight anger at the tech community in SF.
- And has the whole discussion of techies impact on SF been degraded with stereotypes?
- How The Lean Startup Conference achieves 50% women and minority speakers
- Forbes annual list of America’s Most Promising Companies includes 13 female founders. Way to go, ladies!
- Don’t look now, but Sheryl Sandberg’s fortune just passed $1 billion, making her one of the country’s youngest billionaires.
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Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com, contributes regularly to Forbes and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.