Diverse writers, one voice

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I’ve ghostwritten text for a diverse group of people: Voices I don’t change my writing style that much when writing in the voices of these people. Why? Because of what I’m writing. I’m writing about business strategy or personal productivity, in general. That requires an authoritative tone. Anyone can take on an authoritative tone. It … Continued

Diversity: A personal perspective

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I want you to imagine that you’ve been invited to a casual party at my house. Here’s who will be in the room: A guy near retirement who has cofounded some of the most disruptive entertainment companies of the 21st century. A young Black woman with a cache of stories about unusual and accomplished people … Continued

Fetus? Transgender? When it makes sense to ban words (as the CDC apparently did).

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According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration has a list of words that analysts at the Centers for Disease Control aren’t supposed to use in budget requests. While banning words can make sense, the words that these officials picked were a pretty dumb way to politicize a scientific organization. Here’s what the Post wrote, … Continued

The James Damore Google manifesto is a toxic exercise in generalization

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James Damore, a Google engineer, published an internal manifesto about gender and discrimination at the company. He’s either a sexist tech bro or a First Amendment hero bravely proclaiming forbidden truths, depending on your perspective. His generalizations about how women think are the problem here — they’re what got him fired. A fresh look at the … Continued