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Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

December 29, 2014

Back in '77, I had recently taken a job at IBM Boca Raton, in the "advanced technology" department. It was beginning to dawn on me that I needed to be somewhat less nerdy in behavior, if not core, attitudes. A few folks visited what was then Bell Labs, which had been responsible for a lot… Read more »

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How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

September 29, 2014

Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response's IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island: I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano Island, Kenya. I began working for the Organic Health Response (OHR) in January 2010, immediately after college. This was my first time deploying hands-on skills attained… Read more »

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How to Use Social Media Better, For Equality

August 20, 2014

Hey, I have a commitment to fairness, based on a (naive) nerd desire to make life less unfair. I've created a video asking you to help create a more fair world, please indulge me and watch, and share it. It's for a good cause, and is a brief discussion of social media for the Women in Public… Read more »

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4 conferences doing it right

June 18, 2014

Hey, there's a lot coming up in terms of conferences this year. A lot of social change events, innovation get togethers, and ways for groups to get together and really make a difference. Here are some conferences that are coming up this year, with an excerpt of their description. You should check them out, if… Read more »

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Productivity Hacks: Get Out of the Way

February 5, 2014

Okay, I'm implicitly preceding this with "Hire people who are smarter than you," then "Delegate." Maybe that's cheating, but I figure that 1) it's a cliché, nowadays, and 2) people who're going to do it have done it already. So, the hard part is knowing when to let go. It's hard to let go, but… Read more »

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10 Women Run Startups You Should Know

January 14, 2014

Folks, there are a lot of really good businesses out there, and my team and I want to highlight 10 women run startups that you should really know about. These startups are doing great work and really getting the jobs done in their arenas. We took a little bit from each org's website to capture… Read more »

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