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Link: Sandberg’s pivot to philanthropy

Sheryl sandberg announced this month that she’s resigning from Facebook—now called Meta—to focus on her philanthropy. Her work there is done.

During her 14 years at the company, she’s done so much damage to our society that we may never recover. The simple truth is that you cannot simultaneously dedicate yourself to making untold fortunes for a giant corporation and to championing a social good.

This may not be a pivot to data justive warrior, but this get-rich-working-at-horrendous-tech-co before using those funds for conscience-clearing philanthropy has more than a hint of Maria Farrell’s Prodigal Techbro about it.