When you think of tech giants, what companies come to mind? Apple, Amazon, Google/Alphabet, Facebook...how about Microsoft?? We haven't discussed Microsoft much in this class at all. I don't recall Microsoft coming up once in our weekly 30 minute tech news discussions. Why is this? Have they not been innovative recently? Why have we been … Continue reading @Microsoft: Where You At?
Imagine you are on a solo road trip from Boston to San Francisco. After a few hours of driving, you start getting bored with the same Spotify playlist on repeat and you’re in uncharted radio territory where the stations are completely new. You’re left with one option: podcasts. How I Built This with Guy Raz … Continue reading How I Built This: LinkedIn and Reid Hoffman
History The founders of LinkedIn included venture capitalist Reid Hoffman, product designer Allen Blue, marketing professional Konstantin Guericke, engineer Eric Ly, and engineer Jean-Luc Vaillant. The website was launched on May 5th, 2003 in Mountain View, California after being founded and worked on in Hoffman’s living room in late 2002. It is a business and … Continue reading All About LinkedIn
Our class discussions of self-driving cars, virtual reality in the classroom, and increased automation had me thinking— What does all of this mean for us? If human capital is considered the most important asset companies need to grow and innovate, then why are robots taking our jobs? In this blog post, I will discuss the … Continue reading The Rise of the “No-Collar” Class
I was inspired to write this blog post about the charitable acts of some of the companies we will be visiting in Silicon Valley for two main reasons. First, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I interned at a startup last summer that focused on nonprofit marketing. There, I saw the effect that charitable … Continue reading Giving Back in Silicon Valley