Week in Review – Popular Content
6 Secret Habits of Highly Successful Millennials (#1: Nine hours of sleep per night.) (Inc. Magazine)
Why are Millennials more successful than older people? Let’s start with how much sleep they get. Nine hours of sleep per night. It sounds like a lot–like a dream, no pun intended. But according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it’s par for the course for Millennials. The folks at SelfStorage.com were intrigued by that statistic and a few others that set the current generation apart from GenXers and Boomers. It’s a short list–just six items–but it’s intriguing. Read more.
Find Out the Country Where You’re Most Likely To Lie About Your Salary (ERE Media)
An international survey asked 64,000 respondents from 45 different countries about their honesty during a job interview. Specifically, they were asked to indicate whether they mention the real salary they earn in their current/previous job, or choose to overstate it. Not surprisingly, the survey shows that many individuals misstate the actual amount. In most of the cases they choose to overstate their current salary with the hope that their new (potential) employer will match or even exceed that amount. Read more.
Trending Topics (Diversity and the 2% Problem, Women Raise More Money)
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13 Leaders Aiming To Increase African Americans In Tech
In Silicon Valley, they call it the 2% problem. African Americans make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white and Asian male workforces of major technology companies, the ranks of aspiring entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who control the spigot of money and access. Silicon Valley is taking steps to offer more opportunities to underrepresented minorities in the nation’s fastest-growing, highest-paying industry. But no one is working harder to tear down barriers for African Americans than a growing cadre of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and advocates pioneering a range of innovative efforts, from teaching kids of color how to code to preparing African American and Latino engineers for jobs in Silicon Valley. Read more.
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding
Women raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words female founders tend to use, according to a study currently under peer review. Women generally use words that talk about positive emotions — for example, “excited” and “happy” — and inclusivity — such as preferring the pronoun “we” and words such as “together.” That kind of language is associated with crowdfunding campaigns that, all other factors being relatively equal, raise more money, says UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Assistant Professor Andreea Gorbatai. Read more.
Related news: in another (very large) research study, landmark findings reveal that companies with more women leaders are more profitable. Advocates for gender parity like to argue that equality is not just about fairness, but also about better business results. New data from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY bolsters that case. The groups analyzed results from 21,980 global, publicly traded companies, in 91 countries from various industries and sectors and showed that having at least 30% of women in leadership positions, or the “C-suite,” adds 6% to net profit margin. Read more.
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Did You Know
February 15, Susan B Anthony Day marks the birthday of one of the United States’ most prominent female civil rights leaders. A women’s rights activist in 19th century, Susan B Anthony initiated the women’s suffrage movement and was active in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. Read more.
Millennials: The demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends. Researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
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