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Why I speak ONLY for myself

July 23, 2014

Hey, recently I've made a point of reminding people that I haven't been a spokesman for craigslist, or had any role in management since 2000. My deal is that, as a manager, I kinda suck, but I found my calling in customer service, and every day I saw how we helped people put food on… Read more »

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Respect for the Federal worker

July 22, 2014

The NextGen Public Service Awards will be awarded soon, and I was asked to do a little video thanking people for their service. Here's the video, couple minutes, maybe indulge me by taking a look: The gist is the Fed workers don't get no respect, and that's way unfair. In the video I extend my… Read more »

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Cole Valley update, by the wife...
Cole Valley update, by the wife...

The Road to Hell's Paved With Good Intentions

July 15, 2014

Hey, recently I wrote a blog post outlining some of my philosophies, and mentioned that there was more to come. I figure I should follow through. On Time Management and Effectiveness –  When I think about effective orgs, I ask, do they have the ability to actually get things done? Because that's not true of a lot… Read more »

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Photo illustration courtesy of the Office of Military Community and Family Policy
Photo illustration courtesy of the Office of Military Community and Family Policy

5 Things You Should Know About the Military Consumer Campaign

July 14, 2014

Folks, "today's service members and their families must be extra vigilant in guarding against scams and predatory lending practices. With separation from family and friends, frequent relocations, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck, scam artists are often quick to target [these communities]." Cmdr. Peter Hoegel says this over on the Department of Defense's website… Read more »

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Your Ideas to End Online Harassment

July 12, 2014

Hey, I've been reaching out to my networks to crowdsource ways to end online harassment after the release of the Online Harassment Infographic that revealed that 25% of American adults have been bullied, threatened, or harassed online, or know someone who has. The first step toward dealing with unacceptable behavior is to understand the problem,… Read more »

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What Are Real Ways To Help Veterans Out?

July 10, 2014

Hey, I was involved in the virtual roundtable on Reinventing How Veterans Transition into Society in the Reinvent America series with a few really smart people, who are doing good work with vets issues. The focus of the roundtable was, How do we improve the reentry experience of war veterans into the American economy and… Read more »

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Pictured is the #20 nephew, aka The Kumquat. He's the one (visibly) drooling.
Pictured is the #20 nephew, aka The Kumquat. He's the one (visibly) drooling.

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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5 Veterans Groups Who Deserve Recognition this Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Folks, as you get ready to celebrate the 4th of July, it’s important that we remember all those veterans and milfam orgs who really have their boots on the ground making a difference for our country. I know I have talked about the good work that IAVA and Swords to Plowshares does. Here are five… Read more »

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Big News: Over $345K Raised for America's Heroes

July 3, 2014

Hey, big news just in time for Independence Day! We just raised $346,438 for America's Heroes during the Veterans Charity Challenge 2. The organizations raised $296,438 online. Another $5,265 was raised offline, and I gave $50,000 to support these Veterans, Military Families, Police, and Firefighter organizations. A total of 94 teams signed up. All of… Read more »

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Just a few more days to help out America's heroes

June 30, 2014

Hey, there are just a few days left in Veterans Charity Challenge 2 and we're raising money to help out folks who are risking their lives for us, and their families. We need your help. I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other… Read more »

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