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By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
What’s the chatter about this week in the Women 2.0 offices? We’re in manic preparation mode for our upcoming Vegas conference, but between announcing speakers and signing up mentors, these are some of the links we were passing around:
- Are some startups like cults? That’s the questions author Dave Eggers explores in his new book (excerpted in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine). What do you think -- when does the all-consuming startup lifestyle become downright creepy?
- Our upcoming conference has us thinking about the future of wearable tech. According to Jawbone it’s going to be ‘invisible’ and ‘baked into all out (very individual) fashion.’
- Bloomberg ranks the number of female executives by state. Where does your state come in on the list?
- Meanwhile, Rent the Runway’s new mobile app got us thinking about the future of ecommerce + mobile. (Also, what to wear this weekend.)
- 11 genius women. We bow down to their awesomeness.
- Got a startup in an ‘off the beaten path’ locale? VC Steve Case has $200 million he’s looking to invest.
- Congrats to 500 Startups for not only actually launching 500 startups in the crazy short period of just three years (no, they’re not changing their name) but also investing in tons of female founders and having an investment team that’s 50% female.
What thought-provoking posts or articles were doing the rounds at your company this week?
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 and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others. Photo credit: Carlos Porto via Flickr. .