Category: Education

We The Trailblazers

MIT Women Alumnae v2

We celebrate this National Women’s History Month by remembering Ellen Richards. MIT has come a long way since the day it opened doors to Ellen, while achievements of generations of MIT alumnae continue to pave the way.

Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and notably the first woman in America accepted by any school of science and technology. With a bachelor of science degree, she established a women’s laboratory at MIT and was the first female instructor teaching at the institute.

But she didn’t stop there.

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Humans, Automation, and the Future of Work: A Reading List*

There has been a flood of books on this topic in the last year or two, so I decided to compile a list. I have read roughly a third of the books listed below (and hope to get through some of the others in due course.)

From what I have read (in these books and the general technogy/business media coverage over the last two years or so), the main arguments seem to broadly fall into one of three categories:

[1] We are all doomed, because there will be no work left for any of us in a few decades.

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[2] There is nothing to worry about. New kinds of jobs (that we cannot even imagine today) will be created, and we will all be fine.

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Eleven Useful Books For First-Time Tech Founders

 

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I found myself recommending the same books time and again to first-time tech founders, so decided to just put together this list:

(1) The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company – By Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

(2) The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup – By Noam Wasserman

(3) Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers – By Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur

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