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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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celebrating democracy

Are You Ready to Vote?

September 9, 2014

Folks, we're only 2 weeks away from National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), on September 23. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2014, NVRD's continuing their efforts to make sure everyone has a fair chance to vote. And please remember that the Declaration of Independence reminds… Read more »

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8 Things Only a Nerd With an Appreciation for Nature Will Understand

September 2, 2014

Craig and the Mrs are ok with our four 2am visitors…they hang out in the birdbath that the pigeons dominate in the day. It's imperative to photograph home office visitors. A recent visitor to my home office, right from The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill…. Always use the Squirrel-resistant Suet Palace, or risk full takeover from the squirrels. (note to… Read more »

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6 Women Run Startups to Check Out

August 27, 2014

Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress: the number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59% from 1997 to 2013—1.5x the national average. Women of color are the majority owners at close to 1/3 of all women-owned firms in the nation. African American women are both the fastest-growing… 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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6 Inspirational Women In Tech

August 18, 2014

Hey, it's a priority of mine to promote the work that good people are doing. A lot of times women don't get the recognition they deserve in the tech industry. In the last  few blog posts I've shared about really good women in tech, we asked folks to suggest women they thought really had their… Read more »

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5 Reasons We Need Social Change

August 14, 2014

Folks, I started this craigconnects thing because I really want to use tech to give a real voice to the voiceless, and real power to the powerless. Ever since starting craigconnects, I've created a list of issues areas that I'm really focusing on. It's important that we work together, as a community, and collaborate to create real… Read more »

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A Lizard In The Security Shed

August 12, 2014

Hey, here's a short audio clip, recorded by the EK-FM Radio Presenter, Nancy Sungu, in Kenya. For the past 8 weeks, EK-FM has been off-air due to maintenance issues (in fact, a lizard got into their security shed and fried their transmitter!). The silent air-waves caused much upset in the community. In the interview, Diana… 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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