Anecdotes in Sheryl Sandberg’s New Book –The Wall Street Journal
With Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In due out in March, Tom Gara of The Wall Street Journal gives interested readers a sneak peek of what they can expect. Sure, the Facebook COO gives her take on women rising to the top of the corporate ladder but she also gives “fun little details” that make the book more engaging. For instance, Sandberg says she loves working at FB “except on days when coworkers said things like ‘Sheryl, can you look at this? We need to know what old people will think of this feature.’” She also revealed a little-known fact: That she once turned down an offer from Reid Hoffman, to become CEO of LinkedIn when it was still a startup. She was thirty-seven years old then and wanted to have her second child and had to pass up on the opportunity. Finally, there’s that “breakthrough hug” with Zuckerberg which happened when someone spread a nasty rumor about her shortly after joining FB: “I started telling Mark about it and, despite my best efforts, started to cry. He assured me that the accusation was so untrue that no one could possibly believe it. And then he asked, ‘do you want a hug?’ I did. It was a breakthrough moment for us.”
Ginni Rometty: Without Legacy Systems, Africa can Adopt to Recent Technology Faster – IT World
“Legacy is one of the major barriers to entry and if you don’t have legacy systems, it’s easier.” This what IBM CEO and Chairman Ginni Rometty told more than 90 business and government leaders in her second trip to Kenya in just four months, Rebecca Wanjiku of the IDG News Service wrote in a news story reprinted in IT World. Rometty also said that the adoption of mobile technology and its young population will enable Africa to “leapfrog other regions in IT by adopting more advanced systems.” She cited the Fidelity Bank in Ghana which has “moved to a mobility platform that serves the unbanked and is showing how to reach more clients.” IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives in Africa has made use of cloud and mobile and data analysis technology not only to maximize the use of resources but also to find solutions to persistent problems like floods and traffic.
Does HillaryClintonOffice.Com Mean a Run for the 2016 Presidency? – The Washington Times Communities
Catherine Poe, a contributor of the Communities at The Washington Times is on Hillary Watch and like the rest of those who are looking for signs that Hillary Clinton might make another run for the presidency in 2016, she believes that HillaryClintonOffice.Com may mean something. The new website recently launched by the former Secretary of State only has her photo, name, and the word “Contact” under it where anyone can questions or comments. Poe describes Clinton’s picture “strong and confident…. very presidential.” There are other signs, too. Clinton has transferred the balance of her campaign funds to her new campaign organization called Friends of Hillary. Two political action committees have also been formed. Hillary may not have given a definitive answer for 2016 yet, but Poe believes everything is ready: “The grassroots are ready, the big money is ready, and by the looks of her new website, Hillary herself is ready.”
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