I am a great fan of TED Talks – which I am sure I have mentioned several times in my blogs. It has become somewhat of a habit of mine to watch several talks per day. I scan through the latest talks and pick a topic that has some interest for me and sometimes I deliberately choose a topic that I am not interested in. That is to expand my brain.
In the last couple of days I found some very interesting talks by women about women and women’s issues. Now, I must confess that I may be seen as somewhat of a man-hater. I think my distrust in men continues to increase but I don’t hate them. With some of my experiences at the hands of blokes you will understand my attitude.
Yesterday I found a couple that I wish to share. One is by Sheryl Sandberg. I must confess that the name was not familiar to me, but I do recall hearing about a woman who was at a high level with Facebook.
The talk I heard was actually recorded about 7 years ago. This is what is written about her on the TED.com site.
Why you should listen
Long before Sheryl Sandberg left Google to join Facebook as its Chief Operating Ofﬁcer in 2008, she was a fan. Today she manages Facebook’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications. It’s a massive job, but one well suited to Sandberg, who not only built and managed Google’s successful online sales and operations program but also served as an economist for the World Bank and Chief of Staff at the US Treasury Department. Sandberg’s experience navigating the complex and socially sensitive world of international economics has proven useful as she and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg work to strike a balance between helping Facebook users control privacy while ﬁnding ways to monetize its most valuable asset: data.
You can view the video of her talk here.
There are so many awesome talks – no more than 20 minutes long to watch.
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