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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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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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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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Does Journalism Need New Ethics?

April 4, 2014

Folks, here's an excerpt of a blog post I wrote for Poynter. Please click here to read the whole story. When I saw a story recently in the New Republic asserting that Silicon Valley has become one of “the most ageist places in America,” I was taken aback. As far as I can tell, there is discrimination… Read more »

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The Third Metric and Nerd Values

March 31, 2014

The Third Metric is better explained in Arianna Huffington's Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. This is my take on it. Nerdiness involves a lack of normal social affect, where conventional ambitions, like money and power aren't such a big deal. The call to power… Read more »

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6 Women Who Are Disrupting the Startup World With Social Change

March 25, 2014

Folks, my team and I have compiled a list of 6 women who are really disrupting the startup world with social change. These women are in no particular order, but are listed here because their work is admirable, and they really have their boots on the ground, working to make a real difference. Grace Garey:… Read more »

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