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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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Will women dominate the tech field?

February 27, 2014

Hey, big news: for the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend? Stats are a little wavering and it's unclear. Mike Cassidy at Mercury News says that after Harvey Mudd College began emphasizing coding instead of siloing it, and started paying for freshman women… Read more »

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Dear Craig

February 25, 2014

DEAR CRAIG: I think the squirrel in my yard is trying to kill me. Help? — SCARED OF SQUIRREL

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Proud to be Suba!

February 24, 2014

Hey, I've mentioned the support I've provided for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. I shared Eric's  story about not being able to press the keyboard buttons earlier this month, and here's… Read more »

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10 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter

February 19, 2014

Folks, my team and I have listened to many of the suggestions you've been sending our way, and we've compiled a list of 10 women entrepreneurs that you should follow on Twitter. These women really have their boots on the ground, and are doing good work. Please comment below to share your favorite women entrepreneurs…. Read more »

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Eric Omondi

I Could Not Press the Computer Keyboard Buttons

February 13, 2014

Folks, I've been doing some monetary support for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. Here's Eric's story: It was in June 7th, 2010 that I first joined Ekialo Kiona Center. Though I… Read more »

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Why I'm a nerd and not a geek

February 7, 2014

I'm not going to wind up saying that being a nerd is better than being a geek. It's just different and overlapping. I'm pretty much old school. I was brought up during the Eisenhower administration and I fulfill the 50's or early 60's version of the nerd cliché. Y'know, the plastic pocket protector and all… Read more »

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