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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

13 Signs of a Toxic Team Culture

dzone.com--Take a good look at your corporate team culture with this article to see if it is standing between your company and the top-tier talent you want to recruit.
February 04, 2018 Go to dzone.com

The Most Polarizing Brands in America

Morning Consult--336,370 survey interviews in the last three months determine which brands are the most politically divisive.
February 03, 2018 Go to Morning Consult

Female Founders Got 2% of Venture Capital Dollars in 2017

Fortune--Believe it or not, that's up from last year.
February 01, 2018 Go to Fortune

Dog-walking service Wag is replacing its CEO and accepting $300 million in cash

Recode--The dog-walking company Wag is replacing its CEO as it prepares to accept an investment from SoftBank that would offer the Japanese investor substantial control in the startup. Hilary Schneider, a former top Yahoo executive, is the new CEO.
January 30, 2018 Go to Recode

Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real Industry

Forbes--The publicly-traded cannabis sector is beginning to better reflect the industry. In this article, I describe 15 companies generating annual sales in excess of $10 million from either growing, processing or selling cannabis or serving companies that do.
January 30, 2018 Go to Forbes

The Follower Factory

NYTimes.com--Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.
January 29, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

FCC chief opposes Trump administration 5G network plan

CNN--The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the Trump administration's desire to nationalize a secure 5G network.
January 29, 2018 Go to CNN

20 Female Founded Startups to Join in 2018

angel--Featuring Accompany, Glossier, Brandless, Verge Genomics, and Mighty Networks. We live in a time where women receive less than 2.19% of all venture capital funding. But within this tiny percentage, there lives a group of startup founders who are poised to generate outsized...
January 28, 2018 Go to angel

Here's who owns everything in the media today

Recode--It probably won’t look like this for long.
January 28, 2018 Go to Recode

What If The Data Science 'Skills Gap' Is Just A Hiring Hot Mess?

Fast Company--One veteran data scientist explains why asking for advanced degrees and X years of experience is creating artificial scarcity.
January 28, 2018 Go to Fast Company