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#15 Sexism in Silicon Valley, Part 2

The second of two parts, Rachel Fairbanks discusses sexism issues women face in Silicon Valley.  Discussed are the recent issues involving Github, Sendgrid, Tinder, and several other companies.  The themes of the movie Frozen are explained for people who don't have young daughters.  Finally, advice on how to help reduce sexism is given

 

In the "Something Ventured" podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online....and beyond.

Direct download: 15_rachel_sexism_2_music_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#14 Sexism in Silicon Valley, Part 1

Rachel Fairbanks, software executive, talks about sexism in Silicon Valley.  This is part one of two parts.  This first episode is a bit rough -- detailing some of the things women experience as they navigate Silicon Valley.  The #yesallwomen hashtag is explained and discussed, as well as recent incidents involving Github, Tinder, Snapchat, Sendgrid and more.

Stick with this one.  In part 2 #itgetsbetter.

 

In Something Ventured, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online.....and beyond.

Direct download: 14_Sexism_in_Silicon_Valley_Part_1.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#13 Libraries in the Age of Google

Cindy Aden was Amazon's first librarian, head of the Washington Library Assocation, and is an executive at the world's largest library co-op.  

Discussed are -- historical aspects of libraries, the library at Alexandria -- and libraries before the age of the internet.  Also discussed are how libraries have evolved alongside the internet, what drives people to become librarians  and why librarians and libraries still matter even in the age of Google and Amazon.

 

In the Something Ventured podcast, Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the world onine....and beyond.

Direct download: 13_Cindy_Aden_on_Libraries.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Rachel Fairbanks talks with Kent and it does not end well for hipsters.  Rachel is a software executive in Silicon Valley, who lives near hipster ground zero.  Silicon Valley is discussed, with a quick foray into culture.  Rachel briefly talks about being an American woman living in Asia.  When the discussion turns to hipsters -- things get nasty.

Note:  No actual hipsters were harmed in the production of this podcast.

 

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In "Something Ventured", Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the seasoned veterans and up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 12_Rachel_Fairbanks.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#11 Mike Stutz --- Silicon Valley goes to Hollywood

In the 11th Something Ventured episode, Silicon Valley meets Hollywood, and they may not be getting along.  Mike Stutz (Hollywood producer, director, writer and actor) discusses the future of produced television in the age of Youtube.  He contrasts cable television economics with web portal/Youtube economics.  The different worldviews of TV and Internet people are discussed.  Mike also explains his journey to becoming a Hollywood producer/writer/director, and his place in the Hollywood hierarchy.  Warning:  Contains mild name dropping.

Direct download: 11_Mike_Stutz_talks_content.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#10 Me

In this "Freaky Friday" episode, regular host Kent Lindstrom is interviewed by guest Eric Hall.  Obviously, the subject matter is fascinating.  Discussed are how Kent ended up in Silicon Valley, and why the "Something Ventured" podcast.

 

In the "Something Ventured" podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the seasoned veterans and up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 10_Kent_Lindstrom_is_interviewed.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Vincent Robinson shares his journey from Erie Pennsylvania, through Goldman Sachs and Stanford to Silicon Valley, where he now runs his own company.  Topics include how some African-Americans view startup risk, the power of Goldman Sachs, and the similarities between Silicon Valley and Washington DC.  Also discussed are changes in San Francisco since the 1990s, and why New York continues to obsess about San Francisco.  Also whether Oakland is the next Brooklyn or the next Portland.

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the headlines, as he sits down with the seasoned veterans and up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 9_Vincent_Robinson_.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#8 Eric Hall of Dolby discusses Corporate Life in The Valley

Dolby's Eric Hall sits down with Kent to discuss the joys of working at a big tech company.  The IPO of Dolby and why big companies can be as satisfying as the small ones.  Also covered are SF protestors, the oversupply of product managers in Silicon Valley.  New York's ongoing obsessionw ith San Francisco is also discussed.

 

In Something Ventured, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the headlines, as he sits down with the seasoned veterans, and the up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 8_Eric_Hall_Corporate_Life.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Michael White and Kent discuss the TV show Silicon Valley on HBO.  Also, briefly discussed, is the role of technology in baseball.

Someting Ventured Podcast -- Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the established veterans and up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

New episodes are posted at noon each Tuesday.

Direct download: 7_Michael_White_Silicon_Valley_the_TV_Show.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Nick Heyman - Facebook's first ops director -- talks about the early days at Facebook.  Also discussed are what wealth did to Facebook employees, and what Facebook's latest strategic moves are all about.

The Something Ventured Podcast is released every Tuesday at noon.  Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines  as he sits down with the established veterans and up and comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 6_Nick_Heyman_of_Facebook.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT