Renee M. Jones (BC): The Unicorn Governance Trap. What we get wrong about technology: Forget flying cars or humanoid robots, the most disruptive inventions are often cheap, simple and easy to overlook. These women entrepreneurs created a fake male cofounder to dodge startup sexism. The SEC just fined a unicorn startup for the first time. Unicorns aren’t real, and neither are the valuations ascribed to many of the startups that say they’re worth $1 billion or more. The end of the Internet startup: We haven’t had a major new technology company in more than 10 years. Silicon Valley isn’t special: Tech has plenty of reasons to pretend it’s an industry of upstarts — that facade is crumbling.

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