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Tristan Walker's Challenge: 'How Can I Be the Best CEO I Can Be?'

The 40 or so students sitting before him nod. They’re assembled here at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for a class called Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspectives, where female and minority entrepreneurs and investors are invited to speak. The hope is to cultivate an appreciation for the value of diversity among the country’s next business leaders. If you’ve ever heard Tristan Walker speak, diversity was almost certainly the topic. A Stanford grad himself, he keynotes conferences on the subject. He’s been a fixture at SXSW. Almost any newspaper article, radio segment or magazine st
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The Underground Network of Wikipedia Editors Will Create a Page for You

Three years after launching an online magazine for young entrepreneurs called Foundr, Nathan Chan decided it needed a Wikipedia page. “Any legitimate brand has one,” he says. “All our competitors have pages.” There were just two problems. Wikipedia strongly discourages people from creating their own pages. And the site’s five-million-plus articles are largely created by 200,000-some volunteer editors, and it’s unlikely one of them would suddenly take an interest in a small startup and build a page themselves. Related: 6 Ways To Increase Your Brand's Online Credibility This spring, Chan posted
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Downfall of Uber's Kalanick Is Great for Silicon Valley

The downfall of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is reverberating through Silicon Valley like a swing of the mallet ending a bad Gong Show act. And now the tech industry seems to be seizing this moment to save itself from its worst excesses. Kalanick is by no means the only problem with the Silicon Valley of the 2010s. Plenty of bad players have helped create a tech universe stained by too much misogyny, financial lunacy, social irresponsibility and general asshole behavior. But Kalanick managed to combine all those characteristics into just one person. It is a rare feat usually reserved for
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An insider’s hilarious account…

Take a look at how Silicon Valley culture has run amok. What are all the wealthy people doing inside the tech bubble, and if they’re getting away with all that, what could possibly make it burst? Martinez relates his personal antics as a former Facebook and Twitter employee with cutting humor to paint a damning picture of unchecked privilege.