Follow-up “right the fuck now”

Yesterday I tuned in to the Business of Software hangout with Steli Efti of Close.io who spoke about sales in startups. I hadn’t really come across his stuff before so after it was done I checked out his blog and really like his post about making sure you follow-up on leads “right the fuck now” …

Brains, boobs and no balls: Banning Facebook doesn’t solve anything.

The Independent reports today that following ETC CEO Philip Rizzo’s blatantly sexist comments on Facebook directed at one of his managers he has banned Facebook use “for senior management”. The reason apparently is that according to Minister Bartolo: he is not a sexist person and that he respects his colleagues and, in fact, I think …

My Daughter Asleep, by David Whyte

A touching poem by David Whyte that a mere seven months ago would have been unremarkable to me yesterday left me speechless. Carrying a child, I carry a bundle of sleeping future appearances. I carry my daughter adrift on my shoulder, dreaming her slender dreams and I carry her beneath the window, watching her moon lit palm …

To My Girlfriends: How to be an Independent Woman in a Relationship

Originally posted on When I Have Time by Sara Rosso:
I’ve been lucky to have great girlfriends in my life, many of whom have been in relationships now for a decade or more, or several relationships across?several decades. They’re married, single, divorced, single mothers, married with children, married never wanting children, living with their partners,…

Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYs_FckMqow This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an…

Freedom of Speech at WordPress.com

The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publish reports evaluating the privacy practices of various internet companies. WordPress.com received a perfect 5 on 5 score in their annual Who Has Your Back report as well as a perfect 5 on 5 score on the Intellectual Property Who Has Your Back report. We also note that some services have gone above and beyond the evaluation …