Software company Atlassian came out on Wednesday with one of the first surveys about diversity to be published under the Trump Administration. And things are different now than they were five short months ago.
Almost half of tech workers — 48 percent — told Atlassian that Donald Trump's election as president made them care more about diversity. Forty-six percent of tech employees said they cared the same about diversity before and after Nov. 8.
More than just opinions, one in four tech employees said Trump's election made them do something related to diversity and inclusion. For tech workers who were spurred to action — as many people have been across industries and across America — 56 percent said they tried to learn more about the experiences of colleagues who were different from them. Half said they engaged their company leaders in conversations about how to create a more inclusive work environment, and 41 percent said they "positively changed [an] attitude towards coworkers different from me." Read more...More about Atlassian, Inclusion, Diversity, Tech, and Business'>
The Facebook-owned app got a new interface (black and white), a new logo (bright colors) and a new product that sounds and looks quite a bit like Snapchat Stories. To sound like a TV ad (or an Instagram spokesperson), that's not all! It's true: Instagram unleashed more updates last year than it ever had before.
But now we're in 2017, and Instagram wants to make sure all those changes and its future steps help the app grow more and, importantly for Wall Street, support a lucrative and sustainable business. Ad sales on Instagram are expected to reach nearly $3 billion by 2017, according to eMarketer, up from $60 million in 2015. Read more...More about Tech, Apps And Software, Business, Online Shopping, and Instagram Stories'>
In other words, follow your passion. There’s just one problem: “‘Follow your passion’ is dangerous advice.”
That’s a troubling claim, but it comes straight from Cal Newport’s investigation into “the details of how passionate people like Steve Jobs really got started” as well as what scientists say predicts happiness and fuels great accomplishment. Read more...More about Business, Work Life, Careers, and Business