“Shark Tank” for Toys, Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia & More Reading List Highlights

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1. Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

By Cale Guthrie Weissman – Fast Company

Digest: Education

Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Deborah Chang, Hrvoje Morić, Jennifer Chin, Jessica Falkenthal

The technology industry is trying to figure out a way to deal with its cultural and demographic homogeneity issues and lack of diversity due to most hires coming from the same elite universities. To combat this, companies are focusing on “new-collar jobs” by examining applicant skills and foregoing educational backgrounds.

On top of that, companies can use all the help they can get as statistics from the Department of Labor say that as many as 1 million programming jobs will be unfilled by 2020. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cKqsq9


2. [VIDEO] – ABC Partners with Mattel to create “Shark Tank” for Toy Inventors

By ABC – youtube.com

Digest: 3D Printing

Curator: Dilanka

My guess is that this is definitely going to do well on television. It’s also likely to introduce the idea of 3D printing toys at home. The reason I say that is because Mattel was supposed to release a toy printing 3D Printer (called Thingmaker) last year. They are now due to release it this year. Should be interesting. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cKf1UD


3. Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia Talks About Adversity and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

By Kara Swisher – Recode Decode

Digest: Product

Curators: SC Moatti, Reza Ladchartabi

Kara Swisher interviews Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cKio0b


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