Ep. 056 - #MeToo, Workplace Equality and the Gender Gap

As the #MeToo movement sweeps across the world, it’s time for employers to address the issues of sexual harassment, workplace inequality and the gender wage gap.

After recently interviewing two experts in their respective fields, Leigh Gallagher from Fortune and author Jack Myers, here are some key ideas and trends that will help push the movement in the right direction:

  • HR departments will become increasingly more independent
  • Women will take jobs previously held by men
  • Organizations will need to teach, embrace and support young men coming into the workforce
  • Workplace mentoring programs will be instrumental to imbue companies with a culture that supports diversity
  • Women who develop characteristics of assertiveness, confidence and aggressive behavior, and who know when to use these behaviors, will find more success in the workplace

Let’s stop with the talk and move to action mode...it’s way past time to address these issues.

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#313 Airbnb Disrupting the Hotel Industry


Before checking into an Airbnb, we took a call from Ralph in Iowa who may end up winning the 2017 Father of the Year award. Ralph wants to help out his daughter by paying off her student loans so she doesn't have to pay thousands of dollars in interest.  Sure, it's an incredibly nice thing to do, but there's also a right way to do it and that's what we discussed. March 4 JOM Hour One

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We booked a reservation with Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher in hour two.  Leigh's new book, The Airbnb Story, is a behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb.  I'm sure many of you out there have stayed at an Airbnb-Mark just used it in Tokyo and is a big fan.  I, on the other hand, remain in the minority.  Maybe one day...never say never...

March 4 JOM Hour Two

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We all know how Airbnb works, but through her exhaustive research, Leigh dives into the company's origin story and she also provides insight about how the service has disrupted the hotel industry.  It's crazy to imagine that a company less than a decade old is now as big as Hilton and Marriott.  As the title says, three ordinary guys who disrupted an industry, made billions and created plenty of controversy along the way.  Check it out...you may see your vacation a little differently this summer.

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