Friday, October 31, 2014

Barbara Waugh re Tim Cook

Barbara Waugh, one of HP's historic HR directors (she was at HP Labs for years), was a strong advocate 20+ years ago for rights for "domestic partners".  Her Facebook page yesterday saluted Tim Cook for his public stance and his rational.  See

Barbara, you may know, wrote a spirited, insightful book about the 'soft side' of HP some years ago; Joel Birnbaum penned a thoughtful foreword for the book, and I've used it in classes on occasion.

She has devoted much of her life to troubled youth, under-represented groups, and those held in disregard, contempt, or simply disadvantaged.  If you ever get a chance to hear her speak, grab it!

She maintains a blog, which cites a powerful biography of accomplishments

Her book, available at Amazon, is

The Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary (2001)

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