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5 of my favorite things

April 15, 2014

Folks, I'm often asked about my interests and priorities. I decided to share 5 of my favorite things in my personal life. Many of you may not be surprised to hear some of these… Birds – the Mrs. and I created a Birdography Spectacular dedicated to all of the birds and their friends who visit… Read more »

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Does Journalism Need New Ethics?

April 4, 2014

Folks, here's an excerpt of a blog post I wrote for Poynter. Please click here to read the whole story. When I saw a story recently in the New Republic asserting that Silicon Valley has become one of “the most ageist places in America,” I was taken aback. As far as I can tell, there is discrimination… Read more »

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The Third Metric and Nerd Values

March 31, 2014

The Third Metric is better explained in Arianna Huffington's Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. This is my take on it. Nerdiness involves a lack of normal social affect, where conventional ambitions, like money and power aren't such a big deal. The call to power… Read more »

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The newly built, ferro-cement studio on the island. The team moved into the new space in February 2014.
The newly built, ferro-cement studio on the island. The team moved into the new space in February 2014.

The Future of EK Radio

March 27, 2014

Folks, I'm still working with the Organic Health Response on IT support, and we just got an update in from the radio team on Mfangano Island, Kenya. They interviewed community members and asked them about the future of the radio station. The Ekialo Kiona Radio, EK FM, is proud to be Suba. "Turi alala," its slogan,… Read more »

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6 Women Who Are Disrupting the Startup World With Social Change

March 25, 2014

Folks, my team and I have compiled a list of 6 women who are really disrupting the startup world with social change. These women are in no particular order, but are listed here because their work is admirable, and they really have their boots on the ground, working to make a real difference. Grace Garey:… Read more »

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Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

March 19, 2014

It's the third anniversary of craigconnects, and we've really tried to bring good people together to raise money for their nonprofits. We did a lot of support through crowdfunding, and  to celebrate, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised… Read more »

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6 reasons to make a difference

March 17, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's important to help people out when you're able to, and that means making a difference. It doesn't have to be big stuff to really create change. A lot of the work I do on craigconnects involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Mostly you hear from me… Read more »

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Why You Should Ban Bossy

March 10, 2014

Folks, today's the one year anniversary of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, LeanIn.Org. For the anniversary, the Girl Scouts are launching a public service campaign to Ban Bossy, an effort to encourage all girls to lead. Over the past twenty-eight years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing… Read more »

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Best Advice: Choose Your Fights Carefully

March 5, 2014

Confrontation is a natural mode for many humans, even nerd-variants like myself. It's a useful emotional vent, but can also be quite profitable by polarizing interested parties, and then selling one's services to one side or the other. Lobbyists and consultants in Washington generate a lot of billable hours that way. Me, well, I've learned… Read more »

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Glasses, philanthropy, last week

March 4, 2014

Hey, this guy knows Leonard Cohen (my rabbi)! We were just talking about how to better seriously share power and resources with people who need it, particularly in India and Africa. I've now gotten interested in that, and would love to work with people who really have their boots on the ground making a difference…. Read more »

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