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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced the formation of a task force to help its members increase opportunities for women and minorities. On the surface, this looks like just another press release by an industry under fire; but I think there is much…

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TechCrunch: Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me to its huge training center in Leesburg, Virginia. Over two weeks, the people there taught me some of the skills I needed in order to succeed…

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TechCrunch: Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?

Silicon Valley investors often have a picture in their heads of the type of person who is worthy of funding: young, brash, stubborn, and arrogant. They believe that successful entrepreneurs come from entrepreneurial families and that they start their entrepreneurial journey by selling lemonade…