Twitter airs its unflattering diversity numbers when all eyes are on Facebook’s second quarter earnings

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Twitter released its staff diversity numbers to the public Wednesday, but before you go lauding the company for such transparency, it’s worth noting Twitter didn’t act of its own accord. It caved to pressure from Reverend Jesse Jackson and activist organizations ColorofChange and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Furthermore, it’s one of the last consumer web companies to publish its diversity numbers, given that Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and LinkedIn released theirs in the past month.

Twitter also picked a particularly opportune time to publish the unflattering information: During Facebook’s second quarter earnings release. With the eyes of the internet turned towards its biggest rival, perhaps Twitter was hoping to bury its dirty diversity laundry.

The numbers, although unsurprising, are staggering. They show the company is largely made up of white men, with the second largest ethnicity — Asian — representing 29 percent. But black, Native American, Latino, and Pacific Islander races are woefully underrepresented, making up…

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Originally posted on Executive Training Dubai:

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance: It Can’t Happen to Us–Avoiding Corporate Disaster While Driving Success (Wiley Corporate F&A) – Kindle edition by Richard M. Steinberg.


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Don’t miss NHWN at the Bookstock Literary Festival

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Look out Vermont, the New Hampshire Writer’s Network is coming for a visit!

Don't miss (bottom row l-r) Deborah Lee Luskin, Lisa J. Jackson and Wendy E.N. Thomas as the present at the Bookstock Literary Festival Saturday, July 26

Don’t miss (bottom row l-r) Deborah Lee Luskin, Lisa J. Jackson and Wendy E.N. Thomas as the present at the Bookstock Literary Festival Saturday, July 26

The 2014 Bookstock Literary Festival takes place this weekend in lovely Woodstock, Vermont. This will be sixth iteration of the festival that features, workshops, panels and readings. Panel topics include, How to Get Happily Published, a Young Adult Fiction Panel, and A Story of Writers Blogging Together (more on this in a minute).

There will be food and music and activities for all ages and a used and vintage book sale that runs all three days. You can view an overview of all the events or review the descriptions for each session. All events are FREE and open to the public.

The keynote speakers are novelist Anita Diamont (The…

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DogCon 3 Countdown #1

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Author and editor JL Gribble

Author and editor JL Gribble

Will you be in the western Pennsylvania area this coming weekend, July 25-27? If so come to Confluence, Pittsburgh’s literary conference of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Confluence has been kind enough to host DogCon 3 (the annual gathering of Raw Dog Screaming Press) this year. This will give you a chance to meet author and editor J.L. Gribble!

Here is her schedule at Confluence:

  • Friday 6 pm My (Girlfriend, Mother, Sister) will Kick your Butt
  • Friday 8 pm 8 pm RDSP Rapid Fire Reading
  • Saturday 10 am Writing Workshop with Matt Betts
  • Saturday 5 pm These Kids Today
  • Sunday 1 pm How Alien is too Alien

About J.L. Gribble

J. L. Gribble has been writing since middle school, once she realized that being an astronaut meant actually knowing something about science. She graduated from Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program and works…

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Reclaim Your Time with a Time-Box System

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Time boxing is a planning tool that’s a cross between a calendar and a to-do list.

It lets you divide your schedule into increments (half-hour or hour-long chunks) that you can slot tasks into and monitor. To set it up:

  • Review your week.   Take one day to plan for the week ahead. Inventory your deadlines, commitments, meetings, and so on.
  • Prioritize what’s on the list.   Put deadline-sensitive tasks first, goal-oriented tasks second, and then schedule these around any recurring obligations.
  • Estimate time for tasks.   Err on the side of caution when calculating how long each will take.
  • Enter series of time boxes into your calendar.   Designate a task for each time slot (“8 AM to 9 AM: Return phone calls and emails”), and keep a log of how long it actually took you. Later, review whether you allocated enough time by seeing what you were and…

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Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you

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In case you hadn’t heard, the sky is falling in Cupertino. Missed the news, did you? Here’s the headline: Apple only sold 13.2 million iPads in its fiscal third quarter. Cry me a river.

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Yes, the quarterly sales are down from the prior three months and the year-ago period. Apple(s aapl) sold 16.3 million iPads in the first three months of this year and 14.6 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2013. Look at the iPad sales data since Apple’s tablet debuted and you can a broader view of the same thing: The iPad sales growth rate overall has slowed of late.

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I don’t think this is cause for alarm. Expecting iPad sales growth to mirror that of the iPhone, which is still on a relatively stronger upward direction, is unreasonable for a number of reasons. First: phones are far more a communications necessity than tablets are, at least…

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