Life Without a Destiny

My life is so different. I have no singular destiny, no one true passion, no goal. I flutter from one thing to the next. I want to be a physicist and a mathematician and a novelist and write a sitcom and write a symphony and design buildings and be a mother. I want to run a magazine and understand the lives of ants and be a philosopher and be a computer scientist and write an epic poem and understand every ancient language. I don't just want one thing. I want it all. 

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Five Things Tech Companies Can Do Better

I believe that tech companies should make a commitment to their employees, a commitment that they will act ethically, legally, responsibly, and transparently with regard to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other unlawful behavior. In my opinion, this commitment requires five things: ending forced arbitration, ending the practice of buying employees' silence, ending unnecessarily strict confidentiality agreements, instituting helpful harassment and discrimination training, and enforcing zero-tolerance policies toward unlawful and/or inappropriate behavior. 

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Introducing Susan's Book Club

I've been searching for the perfect monthly book club for years, one that could send me new science, math, philosophy, and technology books every month. I contacted several publishers, reached out to various existing companies, and nobody seemed to be interested. Finally, earlier this year, after hearing another "no", I decided to start my own monthly book subscription service, and Susan's Book Club was born.  

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The 52 Books of 2016

One of my goals this year was to read a total of 52 books - one book every week. There were no restrictions on which books would qualify, as long as each book was something that I actually wanted to read, read carefully, and took notes on while reading...here are the 52 books of 2016: 

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