When wooing a woman, use chat-up lines that demonstrate your helpfulness, generosity, athleticism, ‘culture’ and wealth. Don't bother with jokes, empty compliments and sexual references. This ought to do it - 'Hey gorgeous, sorry I'm late: the opera over-ran, then I had to race to my neighbour's to help carry her piano upstairs - the one I bought her as a moving in present'. This advice is from the Research Digest Blog. If the advice is true, the advice goes a long way to showing the innate differences between men and women.
At my Monday inservice meetings, I hear a lot of rhetoric about "collaboration" and "Team building". These 21st Century skills indicate that technology has flattened the world and changed the way businesses operate. I concur. The rate in which technology is changing means I simply can't keep up. My work will depend on sharing both the workload and the credit across different departments and even different countries. As an example, I am building an online store, but I don't know html. Using PayPal, I was able to hire an expert to build and maintain my site. (My site will be open in about a month. It'll sell my lesson plans, lecture notes, and how to videos at very reasonable prices to help other teachers out.)
Do women have innately different productive characteristics then men?
The Economist, Schumpter, January 22, 2010, page 48, Womenomics, writes, "they are less aggressive and more consensus seeking, less competitive and more collaborative, less power-obsessed, and more group orientated. So if this characterization of women is true, then the pick up line at the beginning of the blog will work.
In economics, introductory textbooks warn against the fallacy of composition. That is, what is true for the part may not be true for the whole. In this Valentine's Day blog, be careful not to assign the characteristics of one woman to all women. Indeed, there are take no prisoners CEO's who are women that want to be judged by the same innate characteristics as men. Every woman is different and they want to be treated that way.
I believe that collaborating and mutual trade leads to more satisfaction than in the absence. If women facilitate the change better, then women should have those leadership positions based on their individual merits.