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Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
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What does it mean to be part of the Benchmark team? In part, it means doing business with your friends. In part, it's doing business with those whom you want to share your life. As a whole, it means, growing and being successful together. It's all about making everyone around you successful! Mortgages, financial planning, marketing, these are such a small part of what we do. Life is about making the choices each day that are going to take you to the next level. What you focus on, you find, and our focus is on greatness. It's about being positive and proactive…
Living the extraordinary life and never settling for meritocracy!
The tech industry prides itself on being a meritocracy. Yet recent employee demographics from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others shows that staff at these companies are mostly male and mostly white.
At the same time, we know more diverse communities and workplaces create better products. So why do we see so few women, people of color, and LGBTQ people at our events and on the about pages of our websites? Even more curiously, why do 60% of women leave the tech industry within 10 years? Why are fewer women choosing to pursue computer science and related degrees than ever before? Why have stories of active discouragement, dismissal, harassment, or worse become regular news?
Join author and programmer Ashe Dryden and Interop Radio host Curt Franklin as they discuss
what we can do as community members, event organizers, and co-workers to not only combat this problem, but to encourage positive change by contributing to an atmosphere of inclusivity.
April 22, 2014
Today in our third Axis Communique, we will be looking at the correct attitude towards Democracy, Meritocracy and Authority. We will in particular be looking at localism and taxation.
The Atlantic Axis with host David Jones – every Tuesday at 12PM EST (5PM UK Time). The Atlantic Axis promotes the efforts of British Nationalists and also covers related Nationalist news stories coming out of the UK and the Anglosphere in general.
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Someone makes an inappropriate comment, maybe a racist or sexist joke. You feel uncomfortable and hope that someone else will speak up. Everyone hopes that someone else will speak up. Uncomfortable silence falls. What does it take for active bystanders to speak up? When they do so, they can often avert brewing conflict. Learn more about how people can become active bystanders through awareness and practice.
For Further Reading: Bystander Training and Bystander Awareness
Maureen Scully is a Professor of Management and is currently the Interim Dean at the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She coined the term "tempered radicals," with Debra Meyerson, to study how change agents inside the workplace take actions that push boundaries and make a difference. She conducts training workshops on how to be an active bystander – in universities, businesses, non-profits, and everyday life. Maureen is a coauthor of a textbook widely used in MBA programs, Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes, now in its 3rd edition, and a coeditor of a volume on gendered approaches to work and change, Reader in Gender, Work and Organization.
For more information: Dr. Maureen A. Scully
Chris Hayes of UP with Chris Hayes on iron law of meritocracy, cult of smart, the race for the inner ring and more. In the better half, pretzel moves by DOJ,Romney’s plea to Scott, Bob Turner’s misfire and NSA doc dump not good for … Continue reading →
Join me as we step together into a different reasoning of Freemasonry. IMHO- Freemasons seem to have a short list of preoccupations. As if transfixed on one spot on the horizon a very curious spot that unconsciously draws the eye. If we accept an assignment to search for problems, given a little diligence, flaws will always be found. If it is described constructively and thoughtfully if can be vital and useful. Such is the diplomacy of a good master to ensure he draws the best from his apprentices.
Nothing is gained by repeating failures; neither is anything gained by ungarded criticism. When a speaker looses site of his obligations to masonry- he isolates himself from the Order. Only if he examines his thoughts can he grow within masonry.
1717 was about a group taking existing relationships between lodges to a larger scale where advancement depended on merit. This is where our idea of meritocracy gained traction. Until we began apologizing to them, the work of an incompetent apprentice withered. 1717 worked because it was small scale, localized and relationship based. It brought about an assymetrical organization in love with the idea of a meritocracy, encouraging us to probe natural philoso[hy to satiate the mind. Passing off substandard work has undermined our foundation. We have forgotten how to tell an apprentice his work is unacceptable.
We cannot continue to work in this unmasonic manner. If we restore the ethos of medival craftmanship the change from current practices will remove the influence of malcontents. Our Order will strive once again for excellence. The substandard workers will find a place but not in masonry. If we do this, we will turn our gaze from that spot on the horizon, setting our alchemists loose, the risk is low. If we do not, we fix our gaze on a single spot.
Only a true craftsman can do it right.
In two of the best interviews from 2012, the great Chris Hayes, explained the iron law of meritocracy, the cult of smart, the self correcting power of democracy and his own experience in the American meritocracy. Plus, Sam Seder’s War on Christmas! … Continue reading →
HOAXES AND MANDATES:
J: When I was young, “the entitled’ were the very wealthy. Then they renamed themselves “The Successful” (even if they inherited their money) and morphed “entitled” to mean the “moochers” (the rest of us).
My Hoax: the social safety net and the public trust funds are economic kryptonite that must be cast into the sun or we will become Europe. (Pay no attention to the cash cows behind the curtain.)
My Mandate: the election of Senators, Representatives and a President that are willing to expose The Hoax and take steps to reverse its effects and end the fiscal responsibility vacation of the Successful/Entitled.
D: When I was young, I believed that if I worked hard enough, my merits would allow me to get ahead and I would be rewarded with a comfortable life.
In our country today, I see a system that is rigged and no matter how hard I work, how much I save, there is no getting ahead. I’d rather work to change or re-create the system itself.
My Hoax: If we all follow along with the party of our choice, we’ll “win the day” and everything will return to normal.
My Mandate: We need brave leaders to identify and communicate a new system that we can create together...where a meritocracy is real. Forget about the bankers and their system of usury. There is no free lunch and we are the ones we've been waiting for.
Rerun from June 24, Avedon Carol and David Dayen discuss the likely and counter productive limiting of the Social Security system during the upcoming lame duck session; self-censorship of liberal political institutions, upcoming SCOTUS case, and the nature of meritocracy.
Read @Avedon_Says at http://www.sideshow.me.uk/
Read @DDayen at http://news.firedoglake.com/author/dday/
Chris Hayes from UP w/ Chris Hayes with an examination of meritocracy, the self correcting power of democracy and his forthcoming book Twilight of the Elites. In the better half Atrios’ Wanker of the Decade, boy uses Google Earth to … Continue reading →