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Re: Yesterday Was The End of My Biking Career - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'm glad you're okay. My own biking career ended when I was training for a funraising 100 mile ride between Phoenix and Tucson. A friend of mine was training me, and he was my biking mentor. One morning I heard he had been hit by a pickup truck while training on his bike in North Scottsdale. He was in a coma. He never came out of it. A couple of months later, his wife turned off the life support. I never felt like street biking again." - Francine Hardaway
Re: Yesterday Was The End of My Biking Career - http://feld.com/archive...
"I'm glad you're okay. My own biking career ended when I was training for a funraising 100 mile ride between Phoenix and Tucson. A friend of mine was training me, and he was my biking mentor. One morning I heard he had been hit by a pickup truck while training on his bike in North Scottsdale. He was in a coma. He never came out of it. A couple of months later, his wife turned off the life support. I never felt like street biking again." - Francine Hardaway
Re: White Male "Allies" Have Surprisingly Little To Say About Fixing Sexist Tech Culture - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"I like the idea of a panel by women for a male audience. I'd come up for that Tyler" - Francine Hardaway
Re: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"All these guys take refuge in the salary schedule, which points out that the ranges are always the same. And then the HR person is paid to tell you that where you are in the range is dictated by things like years of experience. At big companies, that may be true, but at the startups that define Silicon Valley those ranges don't (yet) exist. At companies like Microsoft, the finger is always pointed at HR, and I bet Nadella doesn't know how that system works and has been told that all raises are given on merit and seniority. When in actuality, how you get a raise is either by changing jobs to another company or having your manager give you a promotion that catapults you into another range. And THAT is where the potential for discrimination lies, IMHO" - Francine Hardaway
Re: White Male "Allies" Have Surprisingly Little To Say About Fixing Sexist Tech Culture - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"They so don't understand how uncomfortable most men are around powerful women. When a woman "leans in," they either roll their eyes or run from the room. I've learned in all my life, and most men are terrified of me. Only as I've shrunk to 5'2" and gotten older have they quit perceiving me as some kind of special threat. That being said, most women have a lot of (rightful) fear, and the more they overcome it, the better they will do. I'm for controntation; men hate it and they WILL back down." - Francine Hardaway
Re: What I Hate About Selling Companies - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2014...
"Larry Ellison set the boat as a success metric:-)-" - Francine Hardaway
Re: What I Hate About Selling Companies - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2014...
"I think that's a kickass sentiment, especially since VCs aren't generally known for their expressions of feeling. I am sure most of them feel a little bummed to be disengaged; one of my companies sold a couple of years ago and I got a check and then they were gone, absorbed into the acquirers culture. A year later, the team I knew and loved had all scattered, and founder was off on a boat somewhere." - Francine Hardaway
Re: An alternate view of Jay Rosen's demo - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I almost never use the Like button, except for friends' posts that I legitimately like. Never for brands. And I'm assiduous about telling FB I don't want to see the ads they feed men. Every. Single. One. I get many fewer ads." - Francine Hardaway
So this is (OMG really) happening - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
So this is (OMG really) happening
Glass Video from Jun 18, 2014 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Glass Video from Jun 18, 2014
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Re: Foursquare Execs Depart Amid The Company's Big Strategic Shift - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"There's a story behind the story you wrote; I just know there is. Of course I don't know what that story is, but you can be sure there is one." - Francine Hardaway
Re: Calling all entrepreneurial journalism profs - http://buzzmachine.com/2014...
"This is the course I teach at Cronkite. Sorry I can't come:-(" - Francine Hardaway
Re: At Last, Women In Technology Are Making Themselves Heard - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"Women have to own their pushy bossiness. I wrote a piece over the weekend on Medium about this. I left Intel because I was never able to be taken seriously by the engineers I supported, even after they bought the company I started. Intel was the first place where I realized I was discriminated against as a woman, even though as a woman in business (without the tech added) my lot was still not as easy as men's. Stupid men flew right past me to success they didn't deserve, but I just kept plugging along, until Intel. My experience there (almost 20 years ago) totally convinced me that tech is worse for women than anywhere else in the workforce. So now we all raise our voices even louder. I don't know anyone who isn't already "leaning in." Now we have to push." - Francine Hardaway
Re: The "noteblog" format - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Happy to "noteblog." I say lots of things that aren't blog posts and aren't tweets. Been using FB. Not optimal." - Francine Hardaway
Re: Google Glass smells bad - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Unfortunately, we will have to pay again if we want the Google Glass that the whole world gets. I got in the Glass Explorer program last June, and I've bumped up against the limits of Glass as a tool for my life that I've lost interest and taken mine off as well. It's not because of all the SF stuff, because it's very different in Phoenix. It's just not useful enough." - Francine Hardaway
Re: A Bag of Potatoes, Microwaves and Being Kind - http://engine2diet.com/the-dai...
"Thank you Natala. You are so right. Although I go to Farmer's market and belong to a CVA, I still don't always eat organic, non GMO, bla bla bla. I live alone, and in Phoenix it is over 100 degrees for about six months of the year. If I didn't microwave potatoes and veggies and use canned beans to make hummus, I would never be able to be plant strong. You can't cook in that weather. You don't want to. In the winter, I make oatmeal. In the summer I want to eat Rip's big bowl and fruit. I also eat a lot of meals in Whole Foods, from the HSH choices. And I eat in restaurants. But I've been plant strong for 3 years now and I feel great. I'm 73 and I don't have diabetes or heart disease.." - Francine Hardaway
Re: Ideas for Google Glass - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Do you have Glass? If not, you should get it and try it. I agree with you about flying a drone, but not sure I agree about the podcasts. Battery life, for one thing. And the difficulty of walking in NYC while watching something through Glass (which I have done) is not to be underestimated:-)" - Francine Hardaway
Re: How do I Really Feel About Anonymous Apps Like Secret? - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2014...
"Likewise. And we don't need an anonymous app to say that." - Francine Hardaway
Re: How do I Really Feel About Anonymous Apps Like Secret? - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2014...
"I've never been a fan of people being protected from their own poor social adjustments through anonymity. Before the internet, we all had to call each other names to our faces; those taunts were humiliating (I was a fat kid) but I lived through them. However, now total strangers "have at" you and part of it is you never know if it's someone you respect calling you a fatty or just some jerk. That's why anonymous comments hurt more than those to your face. I tried both Whisper and Secret (same reason you did and totally authentically) and concluded that many people on those apps need help. I, however, am not a therapist and would never seek help from anonymous people even if they're Facebook friends, so I don't have much use for them. Like other apps that I find useless, I deleted them and when someone posts something about me I ignore it all. Life is short, and I already know some people don't love me:-)" - Francine Hardaway
Re: Rethinking TV news, Part I: What’s broken, what’s possible - http://buzzmachine.com/2013...
"My students in Digital Media Entrepreneurship at ASU wanted to re-think TV news without b-roll, with on-the-ground local sources that were contractors, and with no standup at the beginning and the end. Cronkite still teaches "packages," but they would like to see the information just stream, with some interpretive commentary to answer the questions who, what, where, when and why. They had amazing good ideas." - Francine Hardaway
Another stunning sunrise - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Another stunning sunrise
Re: 2013: The Year I Lost Trust In Everything - http://selenalarson.com/2013-th...
"I'm working with a company called GERO, a technology commercialization project out of Moscow. They have done research in the ability to predict early indicators or chronic disease through patterns of locomotion (The Human Locomotome Project). locomotome.com So far, they've collected data from 3000 Fitbit users, and now they are broadening their scope to include other activity trackers. Their work could make the data of existing wearables much more valuable, and they'll launch their first product in April. They will be at CES, b ut their marketing person is in the Bay Area all the time. I think the combination of wearables and the data they're collecting could help alter the course of health care from "sick care" to preventive. Let me know if you are interested. I'm usually pretty trustable:-)" - Francine Hardaway
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