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Can Silicon Valley Evolve?

Can Silicon Valley Evolve?

Can Silicon Valley Evolve?

In a recent article on Quartz, we detailed a handful of Silicon Valley reactions to Carlos Bueno's takedown of the tech industry myth of meritocracy. His article was a call to action for the famously immature subculture to widen its vision and allow for exceptions - learning opportunities - to flourish. When Silicon Valley began, it upended old fashioned notions about business culture, yet has calcified in its own "brogrammer" culture as deeply as the ones it toppled.

Ingrid Sanders of popexpert, Dan Pickett of Launch Academy, Iman Jalali of TrainSignal, Jake Jolis of Verbling, and myself all weigh in with thoughts on the pitfalls of "mirrortocracy," the difficulty of making change, and ideas for moving beyond the boys' club mindset. This virtual panel provides insight that should resonate well beyond the valley itself. Read the full article here.