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Bay Area's Most Influential Biz-Tech Figure, Clerical Error?

November 14, 2014

Folks, it seems I've won the Bay Area's Most Influential Biz-Tech Figure… (clerical error?) (you can see a bigger version of the image here…) And, on that note… I thought this photo seemed appropriate. Though, it's a bit of a joke, I'm in a pedi-cab modeled after the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones. In… Read more »

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3 Powerful Social Media Leaders of the Past

October 7, 2014

On the Internet we continue an old tradition of social media, pioneered in the Roman Republic. I look at the social media leaders in the past who were good at doing things. They really paved the way for what's happening today with technology. The Internet and social media have been a way to give a… Read more »

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The Philosophies of a Nerd

July 8, 2014

Hey, I recently spoke at Nonprofit 2.0's Unconference in Washington, and it turns out, I really am a nerd. In high school, and this is 50s/60s, I really did grow up wearing a plastic pocket protector, thick black glasses taped together, and I had the requisite social skills to go with that. And even now,… Read more »

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5 of my favorite things

April 15, 2014

Folks, I'm often asked about my interests and priorities. I decided to share 5 of my favorite things in my personal life. Many of you may not be surprised to hear some of these… Birds – the Mrs. and I created a Birdography Spectacular dedicated to all of the birds and their friends who visit… Read more »

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Game of Thrones guy, George R. R. Martin opposes attacks on voting rights

August 21, 2012

Sometimes a really good writer can really get to the point really well. In his blog, George R. R. Martin says: I am way too busy these days for long political rants. But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I've become… Read more »

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code is power: Girls Who Code

July 9, 2012

Okay, I was chatting with Reshma Saujani from Girls Who Code, providing modest social media help, and blurted out that "code is power." Here's the deal.  The easiest way to power is to be born into a family with privilege and elite status. You get more influence by building networks, and far too often, by… Read more »

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