But, but, but, … there are still some compelling reasons why, echoing some of Sandberg’s supporters, I’d optimistically slide Lean In into my teenage daughter’s bookshelf. First of all, the final two chapters of the book are more hard-hitting, riskier, less worried about alienating those readers, like stay-at-home moms, who may not share Sandberg’s vision. Sandberg kicks off her final chapter by saying:
“For decades, we have focused on giving women the choice to work inside or outside the home. … But we have to ask ourselves if we have become so focused on supporting personal choices that we’re failing to encourage women to aspire to leadership.”
In her famous 2010 TED Talk on the dearth of female leadership, Sandberg sounds more like that: opinionated and challenging.
What an inspiring little dude!
# 3. Flash will finally give way to HTML5.
Mobile browsers used to run slowly unless you had a fast 4G connection. That’s changing all across the U.S., which means the technology behind the browser will start to change. Case in point: HTML5 can transmit rich content on your phone without the burden of compatibility. That’s why Peter Friedman, the CEO of content management company LiveWorld, says HTML5 will start to replace Adobe Flash for movies, animations, and other rich content.
Want to jump on the HTML5 bandwagon, but not sure where to start? Let Skillshare help you out. For a cool 20 bones, you can learn how to code in HTML5 and CSS3 online, from anywhere in the world!
This class is being touted as a great beginners course and complements other development classes offered at Skillshare, such as: Teach Yourself to Code: One Month Rails
Never underestimate creativity, thinking and innovation. An amazing little 15-year old (Kelvin Doe) from Sierra Leone created his own radio station by searching trash cans for spare parts to make batteries, generators and transmitters. On his radio station, he distributes news and information to his community, and taps into his passion, DJ’ing under the name DJ Focus.
You can DONATE to help youth like him via Crowdwise, and the non profit: Innovate Solone. The Program promotes innovation and challenges Sierra Leonean youth to design the solutions to complex problems in their local and national communities.
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