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RAD CAMPAIGN- Diversity Workplace

5 Ways Tech Leaders Can Encourage a More Diverse Workplace

March 17, 2017

Folks, it’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. I’ve been vocal about the subject of supporting women in tech in the past and actively participate in initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge that aim to provide more funding and bridge the gap for women-led startups. There has been a push in recent… Read more »

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Half a Life in Customer Service

February 23, 2017

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors. As of this writing, at craigslist, I've done twenty-one years of customer service, though these days, I do just enough to stay in touch with… Read more »

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40 Years: Rumors of My Existence Are True

September 27, 2016

Forty years ago today I joined the grown-up work force. My entry point was at IBM in Boca Raton, Florida. Then later at General Motors in Detroit. Fast forward: My first twenty years were in the corporate world; the last twenty were at craigslist. Despite craigslist becoming a household name over the years, Craig Newmark… Read more »

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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

August 12, 2016

I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.org and Wikipedia, but I’ve been fairly ignorant regarding related ethics, so … Poynter Institute has great online courses regarding journalism ethics, and, I’ve just gotten through the three most related ones, starting with the basics. I’ve learned… Read more »

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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… Read more »

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How Nonprofits Can Make a Dent in the Real World

March 25, 2016

Most of my days are about my public service and philanthropy initiatives, while steady on my commitment to craigslist customer service (though, I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000, and here's why…). Specifically, I've transitioned most of my time to craigconnects, my philanthropic initiative to support organizations that are really effective in areas including: veterans and… Read more »

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