Weekly Roundup: Free Things to Ask for on a Flight, a Google Fiber Acquisition, and More
Your weekly dose of quality articles from around the web that you may have missed this week.
"In business and in government, research supports the notion that women create opportunities for women. On corporate boards, despite having stronger qualifications than men, women are less likely to be mentored — unless there’s already a woman on the board. And when women join the board, there’s a better chance that other women will rise to top executive positions. We see a similar pattern in politics: In Latin America between 1999 and 2013, female presidents appointed 24 percent more female ministers to their cabinets than the average for their region."
"The emotionally intelligent realize that they’re dealing with a real person on the other side. They take a moment to ask how things are going, or to make brief conversation. They realize they’re not the only person making requests, so they periodically ask if they can somehow make the process smoother."
"Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass. The news, announced in a press release this afternoon, means Google's own fiber service now has a well-established commercial provider of gigabit internet to aid its continued expansion. Webpass, founded in 2003, focuses on providing businesses with Ethernet-based fiber connections, though it does provide residential gigabit internet in select markets for buildings built after 1995. Webpass is active in five major US markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, and Miami. The company says it has more than 20,000 customers."
Free Things You Should Ask for Next Time You Fly [Business Insider]
"These are a few freebies you can grab to easily improve your flying experience. It's simply a matter of asking for what you want."
I'm Not Living the Dream [Medium]
"Over the last two-plus years, I’ve had incredible experiences but nobody to consistently share them with. I’ve gotten better at sharing intimate details with complete strangers, but I’ve gotten worse at actually feeling connected to people. I’ve had moments of wonder and glory interspersed with profound loneliness."