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The Difference Engine, a venture studio that I started at Arizona State University is growing and we’re hiring for a very important role in Los Angeles.
At The Engine we build products that communities can use to reduce inequality. We’re building version 1.5 of the Women’s Power and Influence Index (a tool that measures the power of women at the workplace) and several other products and services, including plans to build a new “police department” in an LA community.
Interested in working with us to change the world?
Come lead our product team!
We’re looking for someone who has helped launch and scale traditional products and services and is now looking to do this work for a good cause. You’ll get to work hybrid and mostly remote in LA, out of our historic Herald Examiner Building as part of a small but growing team of social justice entrepreneurs. You’ll lead teams of students, faculty and staff and ASU community members to ideate, build and launch products by and for the communities that need them to reduce structural inequality.
ASU offers excellent benefits and many have said that I’m “not that bad of a person to work for,” so like … what do you have to lose? :)
Check out the job description and:
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A couple of ideas I am working on for future newsletters:
The “Urban Doom Loop”
The Urban Doom Loop refers to the post-pandemic creation of long stretches of empty buildings and storefronts in cities like New York and Chicago that are spreading like a fungal disease. What impact will this have on small businesses? Local residents? Stay tuned.
Why aren't Native Americans in Congress?
The current U.S. Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse in history. Nineteen percent of its members are racial minorities, according to the Pew Research Center, but only two Native Americans have seats in the House of Representatives. Why?
The power of action over inaction
I’ve been thinking a lot about the kinds of people who work to make the world a better place, and those who don’t. I’ve found people usually fit in four, admittedly imperfect, categories. Maybe I’ll share those categories and my thoughts in a future post!
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NYC | March 10-14
Phoenix | March 16-17
Lisbon, Portugal | March 22-30
Coming Soon: 📡 Signal Boost! I’ll be expanding this opportunities section into something more comprehensive and hopefully more valuable to all of you.
📅 Reading & Watching
His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life, by Jonathan Alter
The Black Mermaid, Zandile Ndhlovu, is a pioneer. As South Africa’s first Black free diver, she is trying to change the culture of watersports, which was previously limited to wealthy white people under the country’s apartheid regime.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.