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What If Carly Were a Man? -- The dirty little secret of Carly Fiorina (and every other woman CEO, for that matter): They're held to a different standard than guys.

Study: Women Good for Your Biz -- Women are awarded less venture capital funding than their male counterparts, and the percentage of women in business school remains constant at around 30%. According to a new study, women in top management positions make for a healthier and wealthier company.

Never too old to learn -- An incomplete guide to degrees and certifications. By James Mathewson Look at any of the ads in our Professional Development section and you will see dozens of training tracks that lead to myriad certifications. Pick up a course guide to any college or university and you will find B.S. degree programs in either computer science or electrical engineering, with dozens or even hundreds of courses to choose from. It's a little like trying to navigate an unfamiliar city. How do you choose the right path--the one that will give you the best chance of success in your career--if you don't know the lay of the land?

How to Combat a Slow Economy -- Don't join the ranks of miserable complainers. Instead, use this time to improve your networking skills. Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D.

Don't miss opportunities when recession finally ends -- As you try to stagger through 2002, think about the Chinese symbol for "crisis." It's actually a combination of two characters, "danger" and "opportunity" - and that's the best way to look at a year that starts with a recession and almost certainly will include a recovery. It's the "opportunity" that most people miss.

HowBizWorks -- The business spin-off of the award-winning web site, HowStuffWorks.

The Digital Tech Corps Act would aim to place hundreds of private-sector employees with top-notch IT skills at federal agencies on temporary assignments of up to two years. Government agencies would in turn lend members of their IT staffs for assignments in the business world.

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How a company's culture can contribute to its success

Steps to Finding Your Passion -- Passion is a rich, soulful emotion. Whether it makes you feel angry, excited, inspired or tearful, passion is something that moves you in a very powerful way. Passion is an internal experience not an external event. Finding your passion means connecting your head with your heart, engaging that part of yourself that "feels" in a big, bold, spiritual way. For many of us, this is a challenge. Our busy, chaotic lives disconnect us from our feelings. And, when we act from this "numbed out" place, it's impossible to connect with our passions.

Informal groups known as communities of practice are the latest technique for getting employees to share what they know. Here are seven ways to encourage such communities in your company.

What Do Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn?

As the US enters its 11th recession since 1945, entrepreneurs who have seen it all before offer caution, hope and advice to those experiencing their first slump.

Virtually There? Ideas need to move faster than ever. Global teams have to cooperate more closely than ever. Nonstop travel seems less appealing than ever. The solution: an ever-growing collection of tools for electronic collaboration. Can it be that when it comes to doing real work across long distances, we are ... virtually there?

Do you know your online rights? Chilling Effects Clearinghouse A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinics. -- Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual property law, while frowning on its misuse to "chill" legitimate activity. The website offers material and explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation.

Can the sum of our ideas be reduced to "intellectual property"? Or should all information, all knowledge, be set free? What is at stake in the legislative battle over the ownership of culture? The Atlantic Monthly Company

Library Digitization Projects and Copyright -- Expiration of Works into the Public Domain / Fair Use/ Permissions, Good Faith Efforts and Disclaimers -- I bought a new magazine, read it, then ripped it to pieces. Did I have the right to do that? Of course. I paid for it. Do I have the right to make copies of the articles and sell them ? Scan the articles and put them on my website? Of course not, I owned a current issue, I don't own the copyright. But what if the articles were old? What if they are from a magazine no longer in business? What if I had a diary or a letter that was never published? Then can I digitize it and put it on the web?

What Makes Web Site Writing Effective?

Storytelling: Wake Up Sleeping Beauty

Wireless LANs

Internet access: How to choose an ISP Access is still a huge issue for users.

How one 3-D graphics company shrugged off a recession and vanquished every foe.

Finding the Strategic Nerve. It is a disciplined, iterative way to learn what truly motivates buyers. Instead of relegating product positioning to the marketing and sales departments, senior executives get directly and deeply involved. They help write positioning statements, based on their experience and judgment about what will hit a nerve, then personally talk to prospective customers in the target market to refine their views. If potential customers who have no relationship with you will talk to you under these circumstances or, better still, return your calls, you know you've hit a nerve.

The Innovator's Solution -- Seagate Technology has developed a set of 5 operating principles that allows it to out-innovate even the most nimble young competitor. The result: an innovator that poses a dilemma for its rivals.

Scandal and recession have cast a pall on the way CEOs go about leading their companies. Three distinguished professors send this memo -- Five Half-truths of Business -- as a wake-up call. Business is at a crossroads. Capitalism is facing a crisis. All of us who believe in business -- from CEOs to business-school professors -- must recognize that we have contributed to this crisis. The problem is simple, yet profound: We are all captives of five half-truths that shape the way we think about business and the way we do business. As a result, we may be in the process of destroying the very thing we cherish.

Dot-com noir -- When Internet marketing goes sour: A sordid tale of spyware, "junk traffic," bodybuilding and a half-baked plan for Hollywood glory.

Women know what they want from the Internet and spend less time than men getting it, according to analyst firm Jupiter MMXI.

Developing a Virtual Community

The U.S. Department of Commerce released a new Digital Divide study, "A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use of the Internet" which shows the rapidly growing use of new information technologies across all demographic groups and geographic regions.

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Jo Freeman: Feminist Scholar and Author

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