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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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A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

November 19, 2014

I’m a news consumer. I’m not trying to tell anybody how to do their job, or how to fix the news. I’m not in the business, and will respect professional boundaries. I just want news I can trust. I also want to help reward good, honest journalism. Since I’m not an expert, I have to… Read more »

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La Vida Craigbert

September 12, 2014

Craigbert, or a really accurate portrait During my IBM and Charles Schwab years (1976-95) I lived La Vida Dilbert [dilbert.com], seriously hardcore. Dilbert really captures the truth of much corporate life, and does so perfectly from the software worker's perspective. It's also a brilliant commentary on organizational behavior. Personally, I have to always commit to… Read more »

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Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 22, 2014

Our times call for  some innovators and women leaders who work in partnership with men. Again, this is about my commitment to fairness. Basically, it's time we get more women into public office. I recorded this video about fairness and getting better government everywhere, maybe indulge me? It's about creating real social change, for the better. I've… 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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Travel Tips, Inspired By Misadventures

August 11, 2014

Okay, you already know about useful sites like TripAdvisor and SeatGuru, and you're doing your best to accumulate and use frequent-flier points. Here are some tips to cover the other stuff, inspired partly by my own misadventures. The context for these tips is that I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't… Read more »

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