Dukkha, Samsara, Upaya, Tralala
(via xkcd: RuBisCO)


I’d Bet Money That After 10 Minutes, You’ll Wish Mr. Vernacchio Was Your Child’s Sex Ed Teacher

Now more than ever, teens need us to stop hemming and hawing and give them the real deal about how to navigate the world, including sex. This man is leading by example.

As I write this, our recent stock performance has been positive, but we constantly remind ourselves of an important point – as I frequently quote famed investor Benjamin Graham in our employee all-hands meetings – “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” We don’t celebrate a 10% increase in the stock price like we celebrate excellent customer experience. We aren’t 10% smarter when that happens and conversely aren’t 10% dumber when the stock goes the other way. We want to be weighed, and we’re always working to build a heavier company.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon shareholder letter 2013 (via zoescaman)
The first is a general error, not specific or limited to the tech industry: if you want to persuade a woman that her work is compatible with having a family, the first thing you must accept is that it’s none of your business whether she wants a family or not. A company that could take a woman as they would a man – someone who may have people they care about more than their job, and who will have to be accommodated, but may also bring benefits to the employer – would illustrate that by not referencing her ovaries at all.


"Don’t, for one minute, think that you had any effect whatsoever on my panties."