I’ve recently started reading Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele, a book about how stereotypes impact our identities and our lives. The story is told from the perspective of Steele, a university professor and social psychologist studying (among other things)
I recently finished reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Hurari and it has safely earned a spot on the list of my favorite books. The story follows a rough historical timeline starting millions of years ago
Last week Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned over a litany of diversity and inclusion (D&I) related troubles. I’ve read a lot of the coverage (including the blog post by Susan Fowler that started it all) and it’s pretty bad. Fowler
I participated in my first corporate diversity training about ten years ago. I remember it well. My company had hired a production studio to create films depicting “real life” diversity and inclusion scenes. Each scene would teach a different lesson
Last month, I spent a weekend down in Florida on Clearwater beach. The occasion was somewhat of an impromptu high school reunion – 14 friends joined, many who I hadn’t seen since we graduated from high school in 2003.
Like many others, the recent US presidential election and the subsequent increase in hate crimes have been very troubling to me. As a new father, there are so many things I want to explain to my son. I want to
Among many other things, this election cycle has called attention to a very old gender dynamic in the United States. Whether it was commentary on the way the candidates were dressed, their physical posture during each of the debates, or
Whether it’s writing a business plan, conceptualizing new product, pitching a major prospect, or troubleshooting a piece of technology, at many points in my career I’ve found myself doing something for the first time. Often times it’s also something that’s
Almost exactly two weeks ago, my wife Miranda and I were blessed to bring our son Jack into this world. Well, I guess she did most of the work, but I was there and felt quite involved the whole time.
Today is the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. As I do every year, I spent a little bit of time in quiet reflection, thinking about that day back in 2001 and how the world has changed since.