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2 years ago @ BioProcess Online - Virus Exposes Weak Lin... · 0 replies · +1 points

The SVB Leerink hyperlink (last paragraph of the column above) will take you to a more detailed report on the conference call.

2 years ago @ BioProcess Online - The Perilous Developme... · 0 replies · +3 points

CDIDDY, thanks for the interest. I can't address the question because I'm not sure what you're referring to. I haven't had any conversations with Nader about Chinese Pharma, nor was that discussed in this story.

3 years ago @ BioProcess Online - Winning Pharma’s... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for weighing in, I appreciate your perspective! Just before the holidays, we published another article on the topic authored by Martin Lush. This one elaborates a bit on the "rebels vs. clones" commentary referenced in the column above. Here's the link -- give it a read and let me know what you think.

3 years ago @ - What VARs MSPs Can Lea... · 0 replies · +1 points

A call for integrity, coming from a mug with so much of it he's hiding behind the alias of a murder victim.

4 years ago @ - Reputation Is Your Wea... · 0 replies · +2 points

Well stated, Rashaad. Kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone to build a solution that's helpful to the entire MSP community, not just DCS. Anyone willing to put a minute of thought into BizRatings to understand how it works can see that it's the client community and their CSAT surveys that "control the reviews," not you. Keep up the good work.

4 years ago @ BSM Info - Men Let’s Get Pa... · 0 replies · +3 points

Jeff, thanks for weighing in. I think it would be instructive if you could enlighten the conversation with some data supporting your theory that Census Bureau data is incorrect. The data I reference comes from a 12-month comparison of male and female full-time employees in a variety of STEM fields. At face value, in terms of hours worked per week, it presents as a more apples-to-apples comparison than you suggest. We're open to sharing legitimate data that refutes the Census.

I'm not qualified to comment on differences in the physiology of grey matter along gender lines. But, as a guy who's been observing the space and telling its stories for going on 20 years, I stand by my conviction that we could do better to make this a more palatable industry for women who want to work in it.

4 years ago @ BSM Info - Men Let’s Get Pa... · 1 reply · +2 points

If those 3% of male kindergarten teachers were being paid 10% to 17% less than their female counterparts with equal qualifications, I'm sure some folks would be upset. Fortunately for the male minority in primary education, those guys make 9% more than their lady colleagues do.

If you're simply suggesting that women don't WANT to work in IT, it would be constructive to ponder why that might be. CIO magazine recently offered some compelling possibilities here:

Many of these ideas are addressable, if not solvable. I don't subscribe to the notion that IT is just naturally a man's world and that's the way it is, any more than I believe men make inherently poor teachers. (Incidentally, if you want to study some of the "why" behind the gender gap in education, here's a good story from the NYT:

In any event, there seems to be an assumption that I'm arguing for some form of affirmative action here. Not the case. The column is an observation of a professional environment that can do better on several fronts to attract and retain female talent.

4 years ago @ BSM Info - Men Let’s Get Pa... · 1 reply · +2 points

U.S. gender statistics support the argument that representation in different professional fields wouldn't "naturally be proportional" to population. If it were, we'd see more women in IT fields than men, given that women in this country outnumber men by nearly a percentage point. Whether or not disproportionate representation is the result of injustice makes for a lively debate, but given that women continue to outperform men academically at the high school and undergraduate levels (pick your research, it's everywhere) and that 60% of baccalaureate degrees are earned by women, their disproportionate representation in the IT professions is intriguing. Those stats as my guide--and assuming academic performance is an indicator of the excellence I seek--I'm more likely to find it in a woman. One argument in a very complex issue. What's less debatable, based on the facts, is the injustice of disproportionate pay along gender lines. Sexism is persistent in the channel. For myriad reasons both selfish and altruistic, channel leaders are wise to acknowledge and address it.

4 years ago @ BSM Info - 5 Communication Essent... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you for the feedback, Barbara. We're fortunate that Dr. Shlaes chooses to share her insight with our audience on a regular basis. She often writes on leadership and management dynamics that apply to any business, IT services-oriented or otherwise. I'm sure she appreciates the feedback as well.