Business (and everything else) Needs Both: Wo/Men Win Together, Lose Together

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or choosing investments based on gender equality rankings.

I consider myself a pretty committed feminist so I attended these forums with much excitement, anticipating the announcement of break-through approaches for uniting women and men once and for all.

Disappointment didn’t take long to set in.

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

Healthy Tips: How to Avoid Overeating at Work

Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate?

You’re not alone

Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About half of all people end up overeating while at work. If they try to compensate by skipping meals, then the results lead to sluggishness or grumpiness. So what then can you do to skip the don’t-need-them snacks at work?

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The Right Way to Get Angry at Work

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This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

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Woman on pink background ignoring yelling man on blue background.
04/23/2017
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or... read more
Woman eating birthday cake at the office.
04/02/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
angry man in suit squeezing his own face
07/17/2016
by Deanna Geddes & Dirk Lindebaum | Greater Good Science Center Workplace anger often gets a bad rap. It conjures up images of hotheaded bosses who intimidate their employees, or creative... read more
Woman on pink background ignoring yelling man on blue background.
04/23/2017
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or... read more
Woman eating birthday cake at the office.
04/02/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
angry man in suit squeezing his own face
07/17/2016
by Deanna Geddes & Dirk Lindebaum | Greater Good Science Center Workplace anger often gets a bad rap. It conjures up images of hotheaded bosses who intimidate their employees, or creative... read more