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“Bro Culture” Left Unaddressed Tech Industry

" What is bro culture? Basically, a world that favors young men at the expense of everyone else. A "bro co." has a "bro" C.E.O., [...]

What is bro culture? Basically, a world that favors young men at the expense of everyone else. A “bro co.” has a “bro” C.E.O., or C.E.-Bro, usually a young man who has little work experience but is good-looking, cocky and slightly amoral – a hustler. Instead of being forced by investors to surround himself with seasoned executives, he is left to make decision on his own.

The bro C.E.O. does what you’d expect an immature young man to do when you give him lots of money and surround him with fawning admirers – he creates a culture built on reckless spending and excessive partying, where bad behavior is not just tolerated but even encouraged…

Bro cos. become corporate frat houses, where employees are chosen like pledges, based on “culture fit.” Women get hired, but they rarely get promoted and sometimes complain of being harassed. Minorities and older workers are excluded.

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