Tag Archive: Swathy Prithivi

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    by Angie Chang

    Do We Need to Add Narcissism, Arrogance to Job Descriptions?

    By Christina Vuleta (Founder, 40:20)

    There has been a lot of ink lately on “Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?” from an article in the Wall Street Journal to a myriad of other articles and blog posts. It’s part of a larger discussion on why there aren’t more women starting high-growth companies and in leadership positions across the board.

    It’s a good discussion. But that’s not what I am writing about today. Today I’m talking about hiring.

    The qualities The Wall Street Journal suggests

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    by Angie Chang

    Women, Arrogance and The Next Steve Jobs

    By Swathy Prithivi (Head of Corporate Development, Sonim Technologies)

    In “Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?” in the Wall Street Journal, Vinod Khosla, entrepreneur and venture capitalist extraordinaire, lists two key characteristics of “would-be revolutionaries” — unbridled confidence and arrogance.

    A recent tweet by Silicon Valley scholar Vivek Wadhwa says: “More than 50% of Silicon Valley is foreign born. Less than 5% women… A lot needs to be fixed.”

    To me, these things are the two sides of the same coin.

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    by Angie Chang

    7 Reasons To Start A Company While In School

    By Swathy Prithivi (Head of Corporate Development, Sonim Technologies)

    Rockstar career trajectories aren’t about playing it safe. Luckily if you’re in school, starting a business might be the smartest risk-free career move you could make.

    While in graduate school at Northwestern last year, I was a student by day and the co-founder of a social gift recommendation startup, Present Bee by night.

    Drawing from my experiences, here are the top 7 reasons for starting a company while you’re still in school: