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Startups: Still White, Still Young, Still Incredibly Pleased With Themselves

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Business Insider just published a list of the “50 Best Small Companies to Work For of 2017, According to Employees.” A bunch of the companies sent photos of their shiny, happy employees. As I scrolled through the photos, I started to notice something. It’s kind of a … pattern. See if you can spot it.

The #1 top company is Periscope Data, in San Francisco. These folks are having a blast! Woo-hoo!

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Here’s #12, […]

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Here is the German edition of Disrupted

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Von Nerds, Einhornen Und Disruption. Ja ja!

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Disrupted gets a write-up in Germany

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Business Punk is the name of the magazine. I’m told that it’s kind of like the Wired of Germany. Pretty hilarious full-page opening. It’s the same photo that was used in a French magazine, L’Obs, a few months ago. Here’s the L’Obs story.

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Some news: I'm writing a column for Fortune

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I’ve been waiting to announce this. I’ll be writing a column for Fortune magazine, starting in the next edition. Column will be called “Disrupted,” and will focus on corporate life, corporate culture, and things of that nature. First one will be about the corporate equivalent of a midlife crisis — making the decision to leave the cushy big-company job for the exciting world of startups. Should you do it? If so, how do you do it right? How can you […]

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My veddy veddy serious lecture at the RSA in London

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I was on a whirlwind book tour in the UK last week and did a crazy non-stop string of appearances, which ranged from BBC World Service and the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 (very serious) to crazy comedy with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 (very not serious). But the highlight for me was a speech at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, aka the RSA. It’s an organization founded in 1754, with an […]

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Oakland Book Festival: You Should Check This Out

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The Oakland Book Festival takes place later this month, on Sunday, May 22. The information is all here. I’m going to be participating on two panels. The first is called “The New Company Town,” which will “examine the troubling legacy of the new company town and its effect on workers.” The second is called “Working in Silicon Valley,” looking at issues […]

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Today's highlight: Live Twitter chat with Amy Cuddy

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Just spent a half hour on phone with Wharton school radio program, and at 1 p.m. will be getting a visit from a journalist from a French newsweekly, Le Nouvel Observateur, aka L’Obs. Then, at 3 p.m., I’ll be doing a live chat with Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Presence,” a huge best-seller, which I just finished last night. Brilliant work by a fascinating, multi-faceted person.

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An "illustrated interview" with yours truly, by Iris Amelia Febres

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A few days ago I spent a few wonderful hours with a local artist, Iris Amelia Febres, who produces what she calls “illustrated interviews,” or “illustrinterviews” with authors. She also wrote a brief article on Tumblr, and dubbed me “Diversity Advocate Man.”

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Into the "Disrupted" whirlwind

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Disrupted coverThe last few weeks have been crazy and a bit surreal. “Disrupted” came out, and after that everything went into a blur. In the past month I’ve been in LA for 10 days, New York for media around the book, Boston for parties and readings, then a week of events in San Francisco. I thought when I got home things would slow down, and they have, a little bit, but […]

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My events for "Disrupted"

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Disrupted coverFriends: Hachette Book Group has lined up a few things for me around the launch of my terribly exciting and not-at-all controversial new book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Here are some events you might want to attend:

Wednesday April 6, WorkBar, Cambridge, 7 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore

Thursday April 7, Google Boston, 2 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore.

Thursday April 7, Launch Party, Empire Boston, Seaport District, hosted by Version […]