- Silicon valley is a hall of mirrors – The whole idea of meritocracy in Silicon Valley is seen as a bit of a joke, and this column further meditates on the idea. Living there I can attest that though I love it, there’s definite tunnel vision of people promoting people like them.
- The Oil crash shows vulnerabilities in Texas (an other economies) – I’ve been skeptical about the Texas miracle, and this column lays out the flaws in that statement. For TLDR, Texas was propped up by oil, a regressive tax plan meant less services (and gravel roads), and it’s not looking good. As Texas has hopes for being a tech hub, I’d say those hopes are now in danger.
– Steven Savage
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.