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It's easy to find stock photos of slim white people doing stereotypical activities -- women laughing alone with salad and that sort of thing. If that isn't what you're looking for, may we suggest some of these sites that break the mould?

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Over the last couple of days, we've seen an interesting game played out at Google. An unnamed employee has said, in a 10-page memo that was widely circulated at the company, that the reason women are under-represented in IT is because they are psychologically different to men and, therefore, aren't as well suited to the jobs in the tech sector as men.

Now, that man has been fired according to reports today. I want to discuss a few things before coming back to the specific situation at Google.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Seeing if someone will fit into your culture can be a vague way of really seeing if you and your team will like them -- even if your company's culture is well defined. It's important for people to get along, but it might be more advantageous to ask how someone can add to your culture instead.