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Girls Out Loud Episode 17: Incentives and Topless Female Inequality

In Episode 17, Maya and Cristina explore the difficult question of male and female equality, at least as it relates to a proposition passed in Massachusetts to legalize the ability for women to walk around outside, topless, as men do. Additionally fascinating topics are the not so new and hardly revolutionary holographic developments, Google’s mistakes both in products and in management structures, Facebook’s latest product release (per usual) and Peter Thiel funding research about immortality. A great week for dorky news!Go topless! http://gawker.com/5680905/massachusetts-voters-reject-female-topless-equality

Holograms: the wonders! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/holographic-video/

Holograms, 2 YEARS old!— http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/27/telstra-shows-off-network-capacity-with-live-hologram-beaming/

Facebook Places + Deals— http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/11/03/facebook-launches-local-deal-service-for-places/

Google’s 3 Mistakes— http://thenextweb.com/google/2010/11/03/googles-biggest-mistakes-according-to-marissa-mayer/

Google Buzz Lawsuit— http://blogs.forbes.com/docket/2010/11/03/thanks-google-buzz-class-action-lawyers-celebrate-impending-fees/

Google Management Mistakes— https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=ajfcdscjzbvp_976rt9cfw

Peter Thiel’s take on College Kids— http://www.pehub.com/87398/peter-thiel-im-really-not-crazy-i-just-want-to-help-some-kids/

As always we LOVE to hear from you! Drop us a line in the comments or send a note to info[at]girlsoutloudshow.com. (Also make sure to follow Maya and Cristina on Twitter!) See you guys next week!

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  1. Yuriy says:

    Great show. HOW DO YOU BECOME A GREAT MANAGER? If you find out, please let me know.
    -Yuriy

  2. Robert says:

    Swag. Oh yes. There is plenty of companies using swag (usually low end rather than high end) as a reward rather than actual pay. While a nice pair of headsets is nice, I can’t really pay the power bill with headsets. Same with fancy titles. PM, Test Lead, Team lead. Section lead. Let’s just have a limited number of leaders so the

    Topless legislation…well if the people want it, who am I to tell them no? Free country. Just make sure that little bit of info is in the tourism pamphlet. ;)

    • HAH about the tourist pamphlet comment!

      Also, I do agree with you about the expansion of lofty titles, but from an individual perspective, power to that. I think being able to qualify your “title” on a resume if a very helpful point of information about you that indicates things about your career progression (even if, while in that career, you and all your co-workers knew the upgrade wasn’t a big deal.) When we’re recruiting, we do look at titles in the resume, so knowing a person spent 3 years in a position, and went from Associate to Team lead indicates growth, progression, etc. I think it would be hard to take that away.

      Thanks for leaving your comment, Robert!

  3. Robert says:

    Oops. I lost some of my post! :o

    “Let’s just have a limited number of leaders so the…”

    message/direction conveyed is uniform and in sync.