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5 Tech Women Creating Real Change

March 27, 2015

Hey, my team and I have been doing lots of work in the women in tech field lately, especially since I'm supporting the Women Who Tech TeleSummit and Startup Challenge. While I'm supporting these efforts, I figure it's important for us to continue highlighting women who are creating real change on the ground. These 5 tech… Read more »

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The Trust Project: new hope for trustworthy news

March 27, 2015

The Trust Project along with the Jeff Jarvis enhancement offers hope to revive trustworthy journalism as “the immune system of democracy.” The gist of this effort is to develop signals of trust for news outlets and individual articles. For example, a news outlet would commit to a serious code of ethics/trust and also diversity, and… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: a few words about money

March 26, 2015

Marc Perton got right much of the gist of my feelings about too much money, which are pretty much the opposite of the Silicon Valley norm. “Craig Newmark recently posted something reflecting on the 20th anniversary of Craigslist, in which he reiterated his late-90s statement that 'no one needs a billion dollars.'" Then, as now,… Read more »

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Why We Need to Raise Money for Women Veterans

March 20, 2015

As many of you know, I believe that if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. To help out, I've launched an Indiegogo Life fundraiser to raise money for women veterans via Swords to Plowshares. For every $1 donated, I'm matching it with $1, up… Read more »

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Women in Tech Powerhouses Take on the World

March 19, 2015

Hey, my team and I often support and share the work of women who really have their boots on the ground in the tech sector. We always ask for suggestions for folks we may be missing, but often we get repeat suggestions. I thought it'd be helpful to compile a list of all the lists… Read more »

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When I Got My Philanthropic Act Together

March 12, 2015

4 years of craigconnects Hey folks, I started doing a lot of philanthropic stuff around 2000 or so, after getting a good sense of my personal mission. This was around the same time people helped my understand that, as a manager, I kinda suck, and decided I was much better devoting myself (at CL) to… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: respecting boundaries while helping out

March 9, 2015

During the last ten years it’s sunk in that I should do more and more to help people out. Doing customer service, somehow, helps me understand that such help should be done respectfully and effectively. Customer service also helps me understand my own limitations. Years of reflection helps me understand that I could never help… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: one lesson regarding trolls and customer service

March 3, 2015

(Note to self: get better at this, then better.)

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20 years of craigslist, a reflection by an old-school nerd

February 25, 2015

Sunday school, over fifty years ago, I learn that I should know when enough is enough. In 1999, I re-articulate that to myself: no one needs a billion dollars. A year later, people help me understand that, as a manager, I suck. So, I hire someone smarter than me to run the company, and stick… Read more »

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Female Founders Take On the Startup World

February 24, 2015

Hey, this past weekend my team and I were really impressed by the tweets from the #FemaleFounders Conference. This is the real deal. Y Combinator, founded by Jessica Livingston and Paul Graham, just hosted the second Female Founders Conference, where women shared their stories and practical advice for building a company. If you're ready to take… Read more »

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