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"ellen pao" Discussed on Daily Pop
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"ellen pao" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"The armstrong and getty show i was. I hit to the jeffrey bazo song by my then twenty one year old hipster daughter. Who's up on all the latest memes and trends and tectonics and whatnot. She sent it along. I found it very funny. We now use it occasionally. A bit of it on the show here. it is. See the nine hundred sixty four. Geoffrey bays exceeding the nineteen sixty four geoffrey bays. Come on jeffrey. You can do at pave the way which are back in and tell us mine. So we're you came from look at amateurs lives. drink there on the unedited version of it. His obscenely larry get it reminds me the song. Amadeus amadeus basically. Just a you know. A bio pic in music form and. That's lenny named lan. Musk warren buffett blank. Their wives drink their blood. Good lower one thousand nine hundred sixty four. It's funny it's stupid or lucious. Free all chuck up so so horribly eighties to beautiful great creativity out there. But i haven't gotten to yet today the new york times claiming that the only reason Elizabeth homes is in trouble. Is sexism come on some activists woman the writing ellen. Pao tech investor chief executive of project include a diversity equity and inclusion nonprofit. I hit you with her reasoning. Okay after it was revealed. Theranos was not transparent twin. It's blood testing equipment failed. It became clear that the company would be the exception that proves the rule that tech chief executives rarely face the full consequences of the harm. They cause yet. Ms homes also exceptional for the basic fact that she is a woman time again. We see that the boys club that is the tech industry supports and protects. Its own and when the door cracks open ever so slight million to what. Let a woman in the same rules before flying to throw out at least one dude. That's ever become a billionaire off a completely phony product. I mean that's pretty extraordinary. She became a billionaire off a completely phony product. You can and and continued to defraud people out of tremendous amounts of money after. She knew it had failed. Here's what they're comparing it to. Though never charged with crimes we works. Adam newman and uber's travis kalanick's hyped their way into raising over ten billion dollars for their companies claiming they would disrupt their stagnant tired industries. Well let's salesmanship. That's not saying i mean if if travis kalanick's had raised over ten billion dollars and then never had any cars are drivers and never intended to well. I think she probably intended to have a single drop of blood cetera. Telling us blend all right gene. We know that's a terrible comparison. The fact that she was an attractive young woman is a lot of why she was able to raise all that money. I think too. I think a lot of these old rich powerful guys either kind of were turned on buyer saul her like their granddaughters or something going on there. All right. i got another one for leading this race. To the bottom jewel bought vaping brought vaping mainstream raising billions of dollars. Along the way kevin burns the chief executive who helped raise the money for jewel claimed his product was designed to help people.
"ellen pao" Discussed on Spark from CBC Radio
"There has done benesch shift in terms of the ratio people who are looking cool technology and make money at the same time versus the people who are mostly interested in making money and if the technology is cool that's like a nice thing but not particularly important has relieved flipped and insiders leg. Craig newmark from craigslist in ellen. Pao firmly wrote it talk about this shift happening after two thousand in the financial recession enrico bunch of mostly dudes from the finance industry and they realize this is not where we wanna be. The finance industry is maybe more problematic. Realize let's all go to big tech in so you saw this wave of financial expertise flowing into silicon valley and really offending some of the longstanding priorities there anion gentrification ucf very similar thing where the influx of cash comes in and. It's not meant to the people who are already living there. It's meant for newcomers. Who are usually already better off and usually white in the united states rather than people of color so you see this new infusion of money but it doesn't actually go to like help public schools or build new roads. It just goes to support new fancy coffee shops in yoga studios so the people who already have money. You're getting more amenities from this. Influx of gentrification cash rather than the money going to support group that people who've been there a long time so that sense of commercialization is another feature gentrification that you see in city streets as well as online but can you argue that You know these sort of gentrified gigantic platforms are democratizing in some way in the sense that they let more people get online they get people with technical skills get online they people who might not otherwise be able to afford to pay for services t- to use services for for free or without at least paying up front. Yeah paying up front. Is the real question. So it's a wonderful thing that the barrier eventually has lowered and more people can be online. That's like a net positive that people have access to news. You can keep in touch with family and friends from long distance away. I talked trash not facebook. But i certainly think it's also important source of community for many groups of people and tried to take that away but even if you're not paying money to be on facebook you were certainly paying in other ways and some people think you know allied really. Don't mind sharing my data with this book or have this sort of resignation. No we don't have privacy anyway. So what do i care if him on one more site that we have to ask if this business model of turning people into data points does harm to the groups of people who are usually hard in our society so particularly poor folks in people are lgbt to folks. And there's definitely ways that we see that playing out all the time so if you're a woman or a personal color you're more likely to be harassed on a platform like facebook. So is letting more people in good in terms of if maybe that just means. Someone's going to be more harassed or other way that you can think about it. I know there are some people who leg. You're really stretching this gentrification metaphor a little bit too far but sometimes the connections are very direct lake digital redlining. The witches win a platform uses targeted advertising to exclude groups of people from products in that skills. Kind of harmless. If it's like okay. I'm selling yoga mats. I'm gonna look for wound between thirty and thirty five. Who are vegans. They probably do yoga. I'm effectively excluding all the other people in order to sell this group of people yoga mats. That doesn't sound so bad. But if i'm excluding people of color from information about where to get a mortgage loan or where they can go to college then. Suddenly died exclusion feels a lot more redlining. Which was the system of lending or mostly not lending money to large groups of people based on race or in some cases religion so in that sense digital redlining is a very direct parallels between processes of gentrification and targeted advertising on online platforms. But you think that alternative communities and with them platforms will always spring up for for good or for ill. I mean in the wake of crackdowns. We saw the far right shifts content to smaller social networks like parlor like is there an inevitable to-ing and fro-ing between these smaller technological platforms and the giants that is something i've been grappling with because so when i wrote my first book i was like wow you know these cultural communities we need platforms that reflects their values. We need to build platforms. That do a better job of reflecting you know the policies in the needs of these small groups that have been on the margins and i was envisioning like feminists people like people. I liked albright parlor. It's not like i think. These groups relate reading my book and they're really go now. I understand what we do. But i do think the groups who have by far the best job of following the advice that i laid out in my book are the alt-right and i don't know what to make of that. Really i would say. In general academics have not been as inclusive as we need to be when we think about counterculture because so many of the counterculture. We talk about talk about this sort of like reverent way or this like rowley. We need counterculture like that. So important and we don't do enough thinking about who else qualifies as counterculture. Which is the outright so. I do think counter-culture is inevitable. There's an inevitable cycle of people using a platform they either get Pushed out and then they try to build new platforms over new ways of being on a mainstream platform. And i used to think that there was no way that could be a bad thing. You know leaving the platform in creating something new. The i just fell into the same trap that many other sociologists have of just not thinking about the ways that there are many other groups who beat the definition of the counterculture Use these technologies in ways. That are important for them. They reflect their community. Values is just wasn't who i had been thinking about jess. Thanks so.
"ellen pao" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Jack directed by fretless coppola. This was a big movie. Serov was the one of the biggest stars in the world. maybe the biggest comedy star. Maybe after jim carey but he was a huge storm. This movie came out. Thanks brian. i'm trying to be context. Yeah i don't think i saw it. No definitely didn't it. Brian saw hope a lot. Now the coppola part makes me nervous because this would be a you know mid thirties type offering but coppola could bring it up to in robin williams is welcome. Bring it up into a light sixties situation. You know i mean. Coppola is great director. And you've got robin williams great performer. Like how bad could it be. Yes brian how should it be on the other hand are they punishing coppola for doing this expectations for. I mean. this isn't a kids movie is it. Do you bring your part of the problem. Okay yeah exactly. This is not for kids okay Okay okay everyone locked in. Yep got forty six percent. Yeah this is awful. I got thirty five percent thirty nine. Babies jack is rotten at seventeen on that one Forty six forty six way off. People added forty nine disaster. Finally we feature this comedy about three thirty something dudes who move into a house near a college campus. Naturally they start their own fraternity. Then turn the place into a wild party. Bad much to the dismay of the school's dean directed and co written by todd phillips. The film stars. Luke wilson vince. Vaughn will ferrell and recent podcast guest. Jeremy piven from two thousand three old school speaker city. So people like this movie and love the adds a fun movie. Really on my favorite conte's so you know the critics like this kind of stuff it. It can't be it's gotta be passed seventy five right but the real question is are we at ninety one right. problem with. Critics is just a big big comedies. They just kind of turn their nose up that they'll go good but it's not great body guy oriented you know. There's the googles and everything it's a comedy but also making people laugh or one hundred minutes consistently is a pretty tall order. And i feel like the critics should should brace that a little bit a little bit more ellen. Pao's in this elisha cook burnt the young ingenue. All right all right. I think i i maybe hanging onto a small lead. I'm going to Just kind of hang out. And what i think the middle is. And that'd be eighty something higher. Eighty-two i broke my streak and went with eighty one old school is fresh at sixty percent. This is who people have it at eighty six. This is just snobbery on on behalf of of of the critics. Right the fun movie. it's a funny movie. Yeah what's your everything. What you bought a ticket. I knew what you're getting right. Bunch of guys being funny gags and whatnot. What does this and i'll again. I always pissed me offer. It's again the movie had some laughs. That's for sure but you know but what it don't comedy yes all right all right. If you've been following along with the game you really have an idea of who took this one home. But i say congratulations gina. You made the pony with your score of one hundred seven. Ooh please firmly in either second or third place. You're saying to find out bald brian. Your score of one hundred zero one hundred even edges out gina grad. You were just on the wrong side of the ace man the entire game for the win adam. Corolla with a score of eighty nine boy gray. Nobody has no winners. Except for me that grip. All right.
"ellen pao" Discussed on Sway
"I'm cara swisher and you're listening to sway. A big tech is undergoing a huge cultural shift. Right now. workers at google are unionizing leaders. Companies like coin. Base and base camp of clamp down on political and social discussions at the workplace and reports are out that bill gates the biggest nerd and tech pursued affairs with female employees but the cracks in the culture have been there for decades. I saw them. And so did my guest today ellen pao. When she was one of tex whistleblowers nearly a decade ago she sued the prominent venture capital firm kleiner perkins for gender discrimination. She worked there for seven years source successful deals and was still passed over for senior partner. It was the trial heard round silicon valley though pow didn't win. The case brought attention to the white male dominated industry and just how much the firm and the valley operated as an exclusive boys club. The experience also refocused pows career in two thousand fourteen. She became ceo of red for a brief period during which she band revenge porn on the platform. Now she's an angel. Investor and ceo of project include a nonprofit. She cofounded to improve diversity and inclusion in the industry. Good luck with that. In any case they wanted pows take where silicon valley is today and how far the culture as come or rather has not so you were an early voice and talking about work culture in silicon valley because of the many things your trial was it was about culture at work and how it operates power operates gonna get your thoughts. I on bill gates. The microsoft founder has come under scrutiny in the midst of his divorce. It's been reported that his wife or soon to be ex wife. Melinda was uncomfortable with his relationship with convicted sex offender. Jeffrey epstein though bill spokesperson has said that the meetings were only about philanthropy. It's also reported that. He made advances on female employees at microsoft and the gates foundation. He resigned from his microsoft board seat. Of course his spokesperson disputes. That the resignation has had anything to do with these allegations. What do you think is action. Say about power and culture in tech. I think it's impressive that nobody has said anything until now right like he got kicked out a year ago. I mean who's going to out the richest man in the world for a long time. He's been the richest man in the world and then he reformed his kind of monopolistic ways by starting this gates foundation with melinda and that really made it hard for people to dot com. He came to kleiner at a ceo conference. And we're talking about his relationship with his wife and he said well i'm at her back on. It was okay to date people at the office so he knew he knew it wasn't okay. He knew it wasn't allowed but he did it anyway. Yeah was interesting. Is that i think a lot of his feelings was that that's actually stuck in his mind. Will i met my wife at work and that worked out fine. I mean it didn't right now. Obviously so he thought of work as that kind of not just workplace but also a social place or a place for dating dating pool essentially. Yeah she seemed like she was fine with it so in his mind. Other people are probably fine with that to. How do you look at how. The board acted because on one hand. They actually acted which doesn't usually happen at all On the other hand it was kind of quietly shuttled off you know with dignity essentially. Yeah i mean they. They hit it. It's hard to report these things. And so if whoever reported on him really stepped up. And i think they were probably worried that she would go and talk to the press right. I think I wish they had outed him. I i mean how do you get changed. You have to hold people accountable on you have to let people know that the rules apply to everyone and that would have been a huge statement from microsoft. Yeah he stepped down from the board in two thousand twenty. I mean he got to step down and it was like thank you for all your service in made little sense because he was busy doing other things including working on climate change. How would you obscene. It done where that it would be better. Just say this is what happened here and we got letter and explained everything and been forthright about it. Yeah i ve original remember. Several years ago julianne horvath. Poor bath is an engineer. Who revealed sexism and get hub. Just people don't know the history of yeah. They had a very thoughtful letter about fell apart later because it was clear it was kind of a pure thing but i thought that it was handled out to microsoft's credit and it sounds like they let them stay working there and they didn't say anything negative about them or didn't go after them as you got gone after essentially but when you saw this did you see like oh. It's still. this is ten years later. This just continues to be an issue. That doesn't ever even post me too. Which sort of shook up everybody in silicon valley everywhere across the country. How do you assess bat. I think he wouldn't have been pushed out if it hadn't been for me to you know we've heard of so many ceos who so many things who are still out there somebody bbc's and they're all coming back. It's the fact that you know people are realizing like this is actually wrong. But it is slow and it is so reluctant. Are you look at this. And it's not leadership in any sense of the word. They let him resign and they gave him a nice send off and they gave him a good story around it. Would you see them doing something now. And talking about it more proactively. I can't see that coming out of microsoft. If they put all this effort to package like this why would they unpack. It would be a smart and it would be awful thing to do. It would be good for the culture of a company to say what we made a mistake. We hit this information but we should have done this. And this is what we should have said and this is what we're going to do in the future but now he doesn't have the power he did it stuff he's not. The ceo is not on the board. Why not do that. Might be something but isn't that all relationship driven like he put all those people on the board. He made them all money and he still got tons of money to help people do things so so it's just give a break that kind of thing this idea. Just let's let them go. Like i all him i'll hold on. I'm not gonna take them down because you know he helped me out. So this is the says idea of this boy's club that we've talked about a lot as protected this kind of behavior. Big tech has long been a particular boys club. Why do you think that is i. Thank it started that way and it stayed that way for so long. And there's a set of people who don't know anything else and probably so what he asked people out. He said that they didn't have to go out with him when he did it. The right way the they just don't see anything being wrong. Because that's all they know. And that's all they talk to and they are in their little bubble and there's no their voice in that ball to share different experience to share a different perspective. Yeah the whole thing is. We're right so you were one of the. I was lowers when it came to discriminate work culture in the valley in two thousand twelve. You filed suit against clamor perkins wants valley's most well known venture capital firms. It was not a sexual harassment. Suit it was a gender discrimination retaliation suit. He'd been there for seven years. You were investing partner at the time ten years later i mean i just. I can't believe it's ten years a how do you look at it now. Thinking about the.
"ellen pao" Discussed on Gugacast
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Who should replace Ellen?
"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?