In an Ex-Googler’s Novel, Silicon Valley Runs on Male Ego

The Big Disruption, a satirical novel written by Jessica Powell, Google’s former head of communications, is set inside the lush and bountiful Silicon Valley headquarters of Anahata, a massive, 10-year-old tech giant in love with its own mythology about open-door board meetings and profound yet “napkin-able” ideas. Visionary CEO Bobby Bonilo deploys the company’s vast resources and intellectual firepower mainly to play catch-up with Galt, the hottest startup in the Valley, famous for creating apps and tools capable of “reducing all thought and opinion to easily shareable, bite-sized chunks.” The parallel to Powell’s real life is obvious. Anahata began as a search engine that couldn’t seem to get social networking right. The company takes a literal shot at the moon. …

McDonalds Replaces Happy Meal Toys With Our Favorite Childhood Books To Encourage Kids To Read

With more and more kids enslaved to the screen from as young as they can remember, the push to ensure that children are still able to get lost in a book and let their imaginations roam free is more important than ever.Over in New Zealand, the giant fast-food chain recognizes this and has replaced the tacky plastic toys you would often find in a Happy Meal with the whimsical works of McDonalds “The Happy Meal Readers programme is all about helping parents to get their children to enjoy reading,”declining literacy rates, especially among teenagers, in Image credits: local library, so you don’t need to expand your kids’ waistlines in order to expand their minds! dadness The books, which also include …