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There is no work-around for effective leadership

Hi there. I have taken some time off writing. I thought maybe it was a dry spell because I couldn’t seem to take a thought on a logical journey to a conclusion. 745 more words


Thinx founder Miki Agrawal, inspired by Burning Man, forgot that offices need boundaries

The controversy surrounding Thinx founder Miki Agrawal—which began when Racked published an exposé portraying a toxic workplace culture that spiraled into allegations of sexual harassment… 817 more words

Why even a women’s underwear startup couldn’t create a good culture for women

It’s become something of a tradition: Hot new startup enthuses the public, wows the media, charms investors, turns out to be exploiting its employees, and goes through a spasm of contrition in which the chastened founder publishes an… 641 more words

Zappos Gives Away Free Prom Dresses and Tuxedos Today

Zappos is known for giving generously to the community, but to see that giving spirit come out today first hand for the high school students living in Las Vegas, I was bewildered by how wonderful the company is. 186 more words

International Women's Day Tribute: Got Core Values!

“I want a positive, healthy learning environment for my child, and I will do anything to make that happen.  I believe every child deserves the right to thrive.” – Sandi Herrera, CEO Got Core Values! 780 more words


A nine-point checklist on leadership and control suggests Zappos functions like a cult

In spring 2016, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh had returned from the Nevada desert festival Further Future, an invite-only micro-Burning Man event for the elite.

I wanted to talk to Tony one more time before I turned in my manuscript for this book, so that I could finally ask some of the elephant-in-the-room questions that had been looming. 1,882 more words