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Mitch Wagner
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2/16/2016 | 6:45:01 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
When Twitter imported an actual 19th Century pioneer log cabin from Dakota (or someplace like that) to decorate its cafeteria, I figured the company jumped the shark. 

As we say on Twitter: #wtf?

 
danielcawrey
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2/15/2016 | 5:30:19 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
Is it just me or does it sound like Twitter is a pretty disfunctional place to work? I have a hard time understanding how they will survive in the future, and it seems like operationally they are always having problems. 
Sarah Thomas
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2/12/2016 | 6:40:25 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
Indeed. And whether a non-compete contract was violated or not, they are clearly using that counter-suit to try to deflect from the real issue here.
Steve Saunders
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2/12/2016 | 6:16:06 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
In other commentary... Seems like reality is finally catching up to the Twitter clown car. Quite the mess.
Mitch Wagner
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2/12/2016 | 5:32:30 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
Makes sense to me. Certainly the women I cited were all put in place in companies in trouble. It's hard to get ahead when you're starting from behind. 
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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2/12/2016 | 1:30:09 PM
Re: It's not just GitHub
I thought the reasoning for why women may be more competent were interesting as well -- you tend to work harder when you have something to prove. 

With CEOs, I'm sure it's very much a case-by-case basis, and there aren't that many women to point to to test the theory. There has, however, been research that suggest women are put into CEO positions in a crisis or when a turnaround is needed, so starting from that base can make it hard to be successful -- at least right away. What do you think?
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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2/12/2016 | 1:07:33 PM
It's not just GitHub
It's not just open source. I've observed that women in male-dominated fields (such as telecoms and STEM) are likely to be more competent than their male counterparts.

In the CEO suite, that rule seems to break down; the high-profile CEOs I'm aware of in tech don't seem stellar: Fiorina, Rommety, and Mayer to name three. I know there have been studies (which we've reported on -- one later in this same article) demonstrating the contrary. Perhaps low-profile female CEOs are more likely to be more successful?

I exclude Meg Whitman from the list of less-than-stellar female CEOs. Ask me again when we have time to see how the HP/HPE split plays out. tbh early signs are not looking great. 

 


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