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When You Practice What You Preach…

December 19, 2014

I'm hearing, anecdotally, that cultural transformation at VA and elsewhere might have been nudged into motion by relentlessly handing out my business card and practicing what I preach. The big thing I've learned here is that for me, tech skills and money aren't what gets the job done. What works is bearing witness to the… Read more »

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Glasses, philanthropy, last week

March 4, 2014

Hey, this guy knows Leonard Cohen (my rabbi)! We were just talking about how to better seriously share power and resources with people who need it, particularly in India and Africa. I've now gotten interested in that, and would love to work with people who really have their boots on the ground making a difference…. Read more »

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Bearing witness: Shinseki does right for vets

December 19, 2013

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight. This is the short version; every topic below deserves longer treatment. In 2009, Eric Shinseki took over the Department of Veterans Affairs, with the mission of doing… Read more »

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5 Fun Facts About Craig on his Birthday

December 6, 2013

The craigconnects' team here to wish Craig a very Happy Birthday! We thought we'd share 5 fun facts about Craig with you on his birthday. Craig always says "I'm not as funny as I think I am," but he's wrong. His "rabbi" is Leonard Cohen. He usually says it like that, too, with the quotation… Read more »

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What Inspires Me: Leonard Cohen

July 24, 2013

Customer service can really be corrosive, and it gets worse than the usual trolling and abuse. However, singer and poet Leonard Cohen really helps me get through the day, with a small but substantial assist from Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (Doctor of Fine Arts). Shit rolls downhill. That's the life of a customer service… Read more »

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