Women Expose ‘Bro Culture,’ Taking Naps at Work & More Reading List Highlights

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1. Tide is Turning as Women Expose ‘Bro Culture’

By Shirley Leung – The Boston Globe

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

Armed with postgraduate degrees from MIT and Harvard, Heidi Wyle set out to help build tech companies. On one interview she was told: “We haven’t had a professional woman in this office, and we don’t want to start now.” Really? Read More

More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/d8f39be5ad6e/qofrh5g6j6


2. New Jersey Investor Pledges to End Supermarket Waste in Five Years

By Emma Cosgrove – AgFunder

Digest: Food Tech

Curators: David Nagy, Winnie Leung

California Safe Soil technology is headed to the East Coast in a big way with the goal of ending supermarket fresh food waste in the United States in five years. Read More

More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/2d1f0dbc4126/64b9czemrp


3. Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

By Bloomberg

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

In addition to the face unlock feature, Apple is testing next-generation iPhone prototypes that include a dedicated chip for processing artificial intelligence tasks and screens that can display content at a higher frame rate. The AI chip is internally called the Apple Neural Engine and would improve battery life by handling tasks like image recognition and typing suggestions. Read More

More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/281f84ed1b66/qx382ey1mx


4. 10 Ways to Break Down Barriers for Entrepreneurs in Your Community

By Sarah Morgan – NationSwell

Digest: Startup Communities

Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

Here’s some actionable insights from 400+ community leaders like you. Read More

More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/7fef89bb58b0/da1rsovomt


5. Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One.

By Tim Herrera – The New York Times

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

“Companies are suffering from tremendous productivity problems because people are stressed out” and not recovering from the workday, said Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. “They’re beginning to realize that this is their problem, and they can’t just say to people, ‘Here’s a work-life balance course, go teach yourself how to manage your inbox,’ ” Mr. Bersin said. “It’s way more complicated than that.”  I found this very insightful when looking at productivity in a new way. My husband also takes 20-minute naps regularly and it gives him the energy needed to have an incredible afternoon of productivity. Read More

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