Science and technology industry female employees too little proportion is already is a hot topic in silicon valley, and statistical data shows, the situation is still in further deterioration. According to the U.S. labor department data, women in computer related position the proportion of only 25% in 2009, down from 30% in 2000. The 2007-08 school year, obtained the computer information system degree than women make up only 18%, lower than the 2001-02 school year of 28%.
Although science and technology industry also has some female executives, including yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, buzz (Carol) and HP executives Anne Livermore (Ann Livermore), but according to a McKinsey survey, science and technology, industry of women workers is eager to be the proportion of male executives far below, respectively, 16% and 26%.
Google’s three female vice President have recently received media interviews, they were: 36 meyer (Marissa Mayer andimarisa), 34, Jane’s Patrick murphy (Jen Fitzpatrick) and 42 Susan WoXiJi (Susan Wojcicki).
All three are joined in 1999 Google, that Larry Page (distance) and the brief benchwarmer auspicious blanchett Sergey Brin) in the forest (WoXiJi garage founded Google only in the past few months time. They all think that, although women in science and technology executive position is less and less, but the number of Facebook and Twitter, including the rise of social media company seems to will attract more women into science and technology field.
The following is a factual record: interviewQ: the United States would have to promotion of the status of the movement of women in enterprise. Whether you think the technology industry is also the situation?
Meyer: in the technology industry, the key problem is that you are a guest. Many people have asked me, as a woman, in Google is what feeling. I don’t think so. I is Google’s a geek.
WoXiJi: Google from the very beginning a diversity is paid attention to. Once you start to work and began to solve the problem, this problem would not exist.
Meyer: computer science and engineering graduates in the decrease, the female is alarming. But the simple fact is: we develop computer scientists of the whole is used not quite, so I think that this is not just a gender problems. If we can cultivate more computer scientists, women’s JueDuiShu will grow, we will get better balance.
Q: Facebook and strong consumption Internet enterprise growth is attracting more women into this field?
Phillips: every time I’s Patrick to university in the department of computer science communication with girls, to be able to see some “soft evidence”. You can use of mobile phones and about what developers kit, existence many substantial evidence: you can create miracles, and let people feel more easy to do.
Meyer: I know hours a computer scientist at J.C. Penney, he of the classification system work. Now, Google, Facebook, Twitter and other companies are female students in daily life, some of them will say, “oh, my god, how did you do it?”
Q: do you find there are more and more women work as mobile application development?Bates Patrick murphy: of course.
WoXiJi: this is a very new industry. When I graduated from the college computer just started to use the hard disk. Now, all the children will use mobile phones, and we are in the age of a first start of science and technology. It opens the way for the next generation, they will gradually will this as a good career dazzle cruel.
Phillips: there are a lot of Patrick’s about science and technology industry is how to live, but it is not that is the truth.
WoXiJi: one story is, you must be proficient in technology to be successful. You must understand the technology, but not necessarily himself write all the code. People’s responsibilities range is very wide.
Q: women in the industry faces what challenges?
WoXiJi: people will face a lot of fresh opportunities, create your own enterprise. On the other hand, due to the rapid development of industry, once the backward, it is hard to catch up with. And other professional different, you can’t in only two days a week do a lot of things.Q: silicon valley technology enterprise in help women back to work, and make excellent maternity leave policy do?
Phillips: we had some Patrick’s positive examples, such as someone once several years of false Hugh. This is likely, but needs a lot of stimulus.
WoXiJi: this is a shortage of the market, so if women can go back to her has a large number of skills realm of experience is very good. If the enterprise can keep them, can get a bigger profit.Q: silicon valley has so many new company, why high growth of Internet enterprise women executives not?
Meyer: I invest the Kings Lane, this is 25 (Zynga founder is Mark Pincus (Mark Pincus) wife) Alison Pincus (Alison Pincus) and Susan phil DE man (Susan Feldman) founded the, the company for decorations do private sales. I also invested in a Minted called the enterprise, it tried to build a creative market, founder is maria’s on the west, Philippines (Mariam Naficy). In the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on business enterprises, the first time a woman founder win. The owner of the company called Getaround help foreign rental car. To my surprise, this is not a girl, they now gas company has been Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett’s investment.
Q: how important to women mentor?WoXiJi: and for guidance, compared with friends or more important fellow-travellers. We three people have been remain so far was not an accident. Every month we will party. We help each other, this is very precious.
Phillips: it’s Patrick is especially important for women, so that they can give confidence, especially in earlier years.
Q: technology industry the proportion of women are less problem?WoXiJi: I hope to see more women in technology. I welcome and are willing to work with more women.Meyer: I view the more broad some. Talent is now shortage, we need more computer scientist. Considering our society starts degree, we are training enough computer scientists? The answer to this question is obviously negative.
ACTUAL CASE HISTORY: InterActive Corporation is an internet giant, often mentioned in the same breath as Google, Ebay and Amazon.com. It’s headquartered in New York City, has over billion in annual revenue, and represents a stock market capitalization in excess of billion (Nasdaq stock symbol IACI). Between 1999 and 2004, its Chairman Barry Diller built InterActive into perhaps the first “internet supermarket,” having acquired such varied and leading internet companies as Expedia.com (travel service), TicketMaster (ticketbroker), HSN (home shopping network), Match.com (dating service), LendingTree (personal finance) and Ask Jeeves (web search portal). To many people, InterActive seems poised for leadership in the coming “Age of the Internet.” Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way.
In late 2004 and early 2005, many of InterActive’s largest investors were dissatisfied with its overall strategy, execution and performance. No wonder: its stock price had fallen from a share in November 2003 to a share one year later. During that time, InterActive maintained a large hoard of cash: billion. It seemed to many that Chairman Diller should either put that money to work by using it to buy back stock, or make acquisitions, or by distributing it to shareholders in the form of dividends. Letting such a large horde of cash sit in the bank, earning minimal interest, just didn’t seem like an effective use of capital. For a long time, though, InterActive’s Chairman Barry Diller refused to change course, even though he’d been urged to do so by many of InterActive’s largest institutional shareholders.
Newspaper accounts reported that one of InterActive’s largest shareholders, William Miller (who owned a 15% stake through the Vanguard Mutual Fund he manages), was especially frustrated. Despite direct meetings with Barry Diller to press his point, he just couldn’t get Diller to budge. Miller felt the company had lost its direction, but was frustrated in his attempts to motivate the company’s management to face the problem, and achieve a renewed focus.
In one published report, Miller discussed his frustration, and with unusual frankness shared an insight into the tactics he was planning to employ. He shared the fact that he once spoke with Warren Buffett, the legendary value investor dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha,” the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, and perhaps the most successful investor of all time. Miller said that Buffett had told him that the key to getting a Board of Directors to force its management to change strategy is simple: “Just threaten the Board Members’ reputations… that’s what they care about most.” Seems like an unusual business strategy… or is it? Might the one and only Warren Buffett be someone who threatens people to get what he wants? Probably not. Probably doesn’t have to. But Buffett is known to be an astute observer of human nature, and especially human nature in the business world’s context. Maybe “the Oracle” is on to something; something important. We think so.
LESSON TO LEARN: Like Warren Buffett, for a long time we’ve thought a lot about motivation in the business context, because “motivation” is really what “negotiation” is all about. As we’ve observed many times, “Negotiation is simply a matter of motivating people to do something they are not presently inclined to do.” There are different ways to negotiate, and different contexts call for different negotiating methods. But regardless of the subject, or the context, negotiation is always a matter of motivation, pure and simple.
In turn, the key to motivation is “leverage,” something that will “move” your negotiating counterpart. Leverage takes many different forms, too, but in workplace negotiating, there are three basic forms of negotiating leverage. Each is a driver of your boss’s perception of his or her own self-interests. Boiled down to essentials, there are only three “interests” in business – three things that “make the business world go ’round”: Revenue, Relations and Reputation.
When you negotiate for yourself at work, you must focus on your boss’s perception of how you’ll affect these “three interests of business.” These are the three – and the only three – determinants of the decisions you seek: to be hired, or promoted, or given a raise, or perhaps a better bonus. These are the three decisive factors of every decision made for you, and about you.
1. Revenue. “Money makes the world go ’round.” We mean “revenue” in the very broadest sense of the word: any increase in money coming in, or any decrease in costs going out. “Revenue” is the first, most direct of the “Three Interests of Business.” If you have convinced your boss, or your prospective boss, that you can increase her revenues, or decrease her costs, then you have done the first, and most direct, thing you can do to get what you are negotiating for, whether it’s a new job, a promotion, a raise, a better bonus, or anything else. “Revenue” is the first of the “Three Interests of Business,” and thus “Decisive Factor Number One.”
Think about it: what is your boss (or prospective boss) thinking about when considering giving you a job, a promotion, a raise, or anything else you seek? His thought is, “Is this person the best one to handle the position?” Every position is either a money-maker, or a source of support for another money-maker in one way or another. But the overall objective is, “Will this person help us make money?” Being a person who does bring in a lot of revenue, by whatever means, gives you great leverage, and even greater job security.
“Revenue” is the first, most direct and most short-term consideration of any business. And it’s the first of the “Three Interests of Business”that your boss will assess when he’s considering hiring, promoting, giving you a raise, or anything else. It’s the first determinant of your success in workplace negotiating, but it’s not the most important…
2. Relations: “You’re nobody ’til somebody loves you.” In business, “relations” are a longer-term interest than revenues are, but “relations” are undoubtedly a more important interest. By “relations,” we mean all important human and business relations – including those with customers, suppliers, other employees, investors, even Board Members. It is through our important “relations” that we actually achieve our “revenues.” Lose your most important “relations,” and you can kiss your “revenues” good-bye. If you’ve convinced your boss, or your prospective boss, that you can enhance her important business “relations” – either bring in new ones, or make existing ones stronger and more productive – then you’ve done the second thing you can do to successfully negotiate at work. You’ll get what you want, whether it’s a new job, a promotion, a raise, a better bonus, or anything else.
Consider your boss’s point of view: Will you attract new, important, valuable clients? Or, will you disrupt the good relations that have developed with suppliers? Will you work well with colleagues? Or will you sow discord among them?. “Relations” are the second of the “Three Interests of Business,” and thus “Decisive Factor Number Two.”
3. Reputation: “It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, but just a moment to lose it.” So goes an old Yiddish saying. Of the “Three Interests of Business,” Reputation is the most important, by far. Why? It’s simple: Lose your Reputation, and you’ll soon lose your Relations, and in turn, you’re sure to lose your Revenues. It’s for this reason that savvy business leaders hire public “relations” experts to build, polish, enhance, and protect their own reputations. It’s for this reason that savvy business leaders are so sensitive to the merest hint of scandal, suggestion of impropriety, or perception of weakness. And it’s for this very reason that, first and foremost, bosses are concerned about whether it will help, hurt or otherwise affect their reputations if they hire you, promote you, give you a raise, or make any other decision affecting you Their first question is, and always will be, “How does this affect me?”
Imagine for a moment, a restaurant owner deciding whether to hire, or promote, a waiter. First concern: Revenue. Translation: Can this waiter handle six tables at once? How about 12? Perhaps even 18? Can he convince patrons to buy expensive wine with their meals? It’s a question of how much revenue can he bring in. Second, and more important, concern: Relations. Translation: Will this waiter make customers happy? Will they find him sullen, uncommunicative, even forgetful? Or, is he jovial, a master at memory, and a star attraction? If he knows a lot about the food, and choices of wine, customers will like that. On the other hand, will this waiter make all of the kitchen help quit? Third concern: reputation. If this waiter makes people rave about the service, that will enhance the restaurant’s reputation, and more and more diners will come. On the other hand, if he spreads some kind of disease, well, there goes the entire business, in one fell swoop. It’s all a matter of revenue, relations, and reputation.
Create a “Perception of Value” by making your boss understand that you are (or you will be) a net positive – hopefully a very large net positive – to their “Three Interests of Business.” Everyone is “in business” these days… your employer, your boss, and you.
So… that’s what Warren Buffett was talking about when he said, “Threaten their reputations… that’s what they care about most.” Buffett is aware of the Three Interests of Business, and keenly intuitive about which one is most important. Find ways to address your boss’s “Perception of Your Value” by considering her perception of her own “Three Interests of Business” – by focusing on her revenue, relations and reputation – and you’ll have gone a far, far way toward successfully negotiating for yourself at work.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Every now and then, imagine yourself to be your own boss, or if interviewing, your prospective boss. Imagine yourself sitting in his or her chair, at his or her desk, and try to understand his or her concerns, fears, and goals. Imagine how you might be able to assist your boss in achieving those goals. Most importantly, in doing so, consider how you might enhance her perception of her own revenues, relations, and reputation:
•Regarding revenue, can you bring in new customers, make current customers bigger customers, or perhaps more profitable customers, for your firm? •Regarding revenues, are you aware of potential cost-cutting techniques that might work well for your division? •Regarding relations, have you recently met someone whose affiliation with your firm might improve its public image? How could you make that “affiliation” happen, and then become known to others? •Regarding relations, do you know of a good way to improve morale among employees, perhaps motivate them, or even show appreciation where it is due? •Regarding reputation, what achievement, distinction or honor has your department recently attained that might make your boss shine in the eyes of the Board, if they were aware of it? How might they be made aware of it? •Regarding reputation, is it possible to get an article written and published about the good charitable deeds your company has done at Holiday time?
Your ability to indicate to your boss that you think along these lines, that you can enhance these interests, will go so very, very far to give you the kind of leverage that simply works wonders in workplace negotiating. Your ability to do so will be greatest if you remember to focus on revenue, relations, and most importantly reputation. Just ask Warren Buffett.
Alan L. Sklover, Founding Member of Sklover & Donath, LLC and Founder of Sklover Working Wisdom, empowers employees worldwide to stand up for themselves at work.
From his offices in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, Alan has devoted his 28 years of professional life to counseling and representing employees worldwide on how to negotiate and navigate for job security and career success. Mr. Sklover’s practice concentration is in the negotiation of senior executive employment, compensation and severance agreements, and in counseling senior executives in career navigation.
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Who are the greatest investors of all time? We’ll here’s a few suggestions of people who have both shaped the investing world and made a lot of money along the way.
Think Like a Prospective Owner: Warren Buffett
All that Warren Buffet had was a hundred dollars when he decided to invest. “Never lose money” was his first and golden rule in the business of trading. Steadfast, Buffett’s net worth is now pegged at 20 billion dollars. When it comes stocks, Buffett believes that they are more than just a piece of special paper. They represent ownership; hence, when choosing which companies to invest on, Buffett studies the business, how well it is doing, rather than the prices of its stocks.
A great business for Buffett is simple to manage, predictable, not deep in debts, and the kind that he knows well. All these qualities he saw in Coca-Cola, and in 1988, Buffett shocked the world of investors when he secured a huge share of the company, which, later on, registered a profit growth of 800 percent for its shareholders.
“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it. With every investment decision, his card is punched, and he has one fewer available for the rest of his life, he said, just one of the many nuggets of wisdom that Warren Buffett passes on to younger investors through speech engagements and school dialogues.
Research, Research, and More Research: Philip Fisher
An analyst by training, Philip Fisher, already in his nineties, believes in exhaustive research before investing long-term into any company. He is known for buying shares of stocks in technology businesses. His manner of research involves mainly three activities reading, visiting, and talking.
Fisher goes through every related literature on the industry that interests him, like trade books, science reports, annual reports, and company briefs. He is constantly finding out the most innovative and state-of-the-art. He visits business and research sites, as well as conventions to gain first-hand knowledge.
He talks to competitors, suppliers, manager, employees, and customers. Just like an interviewer, Fisher comes prepared with a list of key investment questions, which must be satisfied, before he makes up his mind about a prospective investment, or a potential technological research.
“I don’t want a lot of good investment; I want a few outstanding ones, said Fisher, who saw potential in Texas Instruments in 1956, and so he bought much of its stocks at 2.70 dollars, which is now valued at 200 dollars, excluding dividends.
Just Plain Hard Work: Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch is somewhat a hybrid of both Buffet and Fisher. Like Warren Buffett, Lynch focuses his time, energy, and resources on business that he understands well. He is always on his toes for opportunities out there in the market, believing that they can be just around the corner, whether it is his office, neighborhood, or his own home.
“If you stay half-alert, you can pick the spectacular performers right from your place of business or out of the neighborhood shopping mall; long before Wall Street discovers them,” Lynch pointed out.
And like Philip Fisher, fund manager Lynch is convinced of the advantages of hard research in investment decisions. He hired two assistants, solely for the purpose of research, while he was out six days a week chatting with every broker, managers. Guided by his own optimism, Peter Lynch piled a much-diversified portfolio that never went below 1,400 stocks.
A number of these businesses were new or at the stage of upturn; Lynch stayed with them long-term. The very best way to make money in a market is in a small growth company that has been profitable for a couple of years and simply goes on growing, Lynch said.
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