Diversity & Inclusion Is A Growth Story

This post is for every investor with the skepticism to ask: why should I give two hoots about a diversity and inclusion initiative? The answer is it’s critical if you want to keep doing what you’re already good at: identifying underserved markets, diving in early, and making money on the opportunities.

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Lisa Lambert
Job Retraining Key to Keeping America First

Globalization is triggering growing angst — if not downright anger — across the United States and Europe. But building walls and demonizing Muslims or Mexicans won’t fix the problem. The culprit is technology — specifically, how quickly technology is making old jobs obsolete and creating new ones. 

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Steve Westly
Advancing the Innovation Ecosystem by Accelerating Corporate and Venture Partnerships

As a venture investor who has been on both sides of the fence, I know how critical it is for corporate venture capital firms (CVCs) and private venture capital firms (VCs) to play in the same sandbox. In fact, our collective mission is now more crucial than ever. If we are to succeed at driving the growth of innovation, building competitive advantage, and establishing market leadership, CVCs and VCs must work together. The question is: how?

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Lisa Lambert
How We Distinguish Employees, Contractors and Workers

Uber is officially a part of the 2016 presidential race. Last year, the California Labor Commission found that an Uber driver had been misclassified as an independent contractor, instead of as an employee. Weeks later, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested companies such as Uber were committing “wage theft” by misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and thereby stripping them of employee benefits...

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Steve Westly