It’s Not Foot in Mouth Disease

Are we misdiagnosing a problem?

Mike Moritz, chairman of Sequoia Capital LLC., pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Flipagram Inc., a startup that lets people create and share photo slide shows set to music, said in July it raised $70 million in a new round of funding and added veteran venture capitalists John Doerr and Michael Moritz to its board. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“When asked about Sequoia’s lack of women, he said they were looking, but “What we’re not prepared to do is lower our standards.” Now, no one had asked, “Are you willing to lower your standards?” No: that was the question he heard when asked about hiring women. That was the association he made. Here, then, is a map of his synaptic firings: women → lower standards.” Read more about how we’re misdiagnosing this terrible terrible disease here.

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