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Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall

Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall

Last year, Jibo—“the world's first social robot for the home”—began to lose its mind. First came memory problems. The bot started to spend...
How Salesforce Cut Pay Disparities Between Men and Women

How Salesforce Cut Pay Disparities Between Men and Women

Upon hearing this, I’ll admit I started thinking like the CEO of a publicly traded company. What if they’re right? I wondered. Could...
It’s Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke

It’s Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke

In 1904, a group of Canadian workers began the hard slog of constructing the world's longest bridge, across the Saint Lawrence River just...
Why the PG&E Blackouts Spared California's Big Tech HQs

Why the PG&E Blackouts Spared California’s Big Tech HQs

Huge swaths of California were without power Wednesday after the (recently bankrupt) utility PG&E—whose downed power lines caused last year’s Camp Fire—preemptively pulled...
Inside Pioneer: May the Best Silicon Valley Hustler Win

Inside Pioneer: May the Best Silicon Valley Hustler Win

Even founder Daniel Gross has a hard time explaining Pioneer. Over the course of one phone call, he compared it to Fortnite Battle...
Why Are Rich People So Mean?

Why Are Rich People So Mean?

In 2007, Gary Rivlin wrote a New York Times feature profile of highly successful people in Silicon Valley. One of them, Hal Steger,...
It’s Way Too Early to Talk About #MeToo and Redemption

It’s Way Too Early to Talk About #MeToo and Redemption

When the hashtag #metoo re-trended in 2017, it exposed and expelled numerous powerful business titans, media moguls, and politicians for harmful behavior. Hearing...
Silicon Valley's Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work

Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work

Karl Marx famously complained that “philosophers have only interpreted the world ... The point, however, is to change it.” While it’s doubtful Silicon...
For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

In 2018, Mei'lani Eyre, an 18-year-old computer science student at Cascadia College in Washington state, was in the middle of a phone interview...
How President Trump Scooped Me on a Google Story

How President Trump Scooped Me on a Google Story

For the past two years or so, I’ve been reporting on tensions inside Google’s workforce—between Google’s management and its employees, and between pro-diversity...

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