Saturday, 16 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Female Executives Unite!

From The New Yorker...

I find the backlash against C.E.O. Marissa Mayer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo and the many harsh reviews of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In to be quite instructive.  In Mayer's case, I sense that the 'enthusiastic fools of the future' (as Kerouac called them) feel betrayed.  How dare you suggest that our glorious technological revolution may still require face-to-face human interaction?  Blasphemy!  And attempts to discredit Sandberg as some sort of privileged Davos Woman almost prove her point.  It may indeed be time for women to lean in a bit more. Mind you, I don't like the Davos Forum and what it represents; but the difference between her book's reception and that of, for example, Lee Iacocca's Autobiography is quite telling.