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One More Day to Fund the Women Startup Challenge

May 28, 2015

Folks, tomorrow's the last day of the Women Startup Challenge. The startups raising money have been doing a great job and over $191K has been raised so far. There's still a little bit of time to help 'em raise even more. And remember: each startup gets to keep all the money they raise even if… Read more »

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An Open Letter to Young Nerds

May 26, 2015

Dear Young Nerds, Okay, the biggest lesson I wish I knew at age 22 had to do with taking control of my own career. That means ownership of my own personal narrative, which has to do with personal branding and identity. Sure, that's a marketing-ish perspective, at odds with my nerdliness, but that's the human… Read more »

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How You Can Give Back to America's Heroes

May 21, 2015

I like to honor and support veterans and military families all year long, but with Memorial Day, I like to do some extra support to help out. This is the third year that I've supported the Veterans Charity Challenge, and we're raising money for orgs that support vets, milfams, police, and firefighters. Between last year… Read more »

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How I'm Funding Women-Led Startups

May 20, 2015

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge has really taken off, with over 180 startups participating and over $118K raised so far. Here are the the startups who are in the top 10 in the Women Startup Challenge as of today. 1. Peer Spring 2. Echo Media Mobile 3. Hookist 4. Actionplanr 5. Kicker 6. Fam-ess 7…. Read more »

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5 Reasons I’m Not Doing craigslist Management

May 18, 2015

I haven't been a spokesman for craigslist, or had any role in management since 2000. It took a lot to recognize my limitations as a manager, and then relinquish my CEO role. A LOT of people still think I'm still in a management role, and it gets reinforced by inaccurate articles that persist on the… Read more »

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Why Birding Can Change the World

May 14, 2015

Birding is a popular thing that happens around the world. I like to view 'em from my home office, and in my Bay Area backyard. Western Tanagers are rare to see, but a real treat. You may remember that I donated some money to the Cornell Ornithology Lab to sponsor the Western Tanager. I spotted… Read more »

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6 Startups Rocking the Women Startup Challenge

May 13, 2015

Hey, we’re two weeks into the Women Startup Challenge, and lots of startups really have their boots on the ground in Round One. The first Round of the Startup Challenge is a crowdfunding campaign. The purpose of this is to give all startups an opportunity to raise money for their startup. Over $80K has been… Read more »

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ViT

How to Help Vets Get Jobs in Tech

May 13, 2015

We should do what we can to helps vets get jobs. It's also good business, since about 12% of all unfilled US jobs are in IT, and Vets in Tech (ViT) helps get the job done. ViT works with industry partners including Salesforce, Microsoft, Akamai, Auction.com, and ManpowerGroup to get vets tech job training and… Read more »

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What’s Over the Horizon for Trustworthy News

May 12, 2015

Sometimes I say that "trust is the new black"; more recently, I like the notion that "a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy." However, it looks like news media has generally lost the trust of the American public: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low" "No One Trusts Advertising or Media" This… Read more »

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3 Twitter Tools That're the Real Deal

May 7, 2015

I tell folks that they should email me with social media posts to share with my networks because I believe in supporting good causes, and making an effort to give a voice to more people. Silos aren't effective in getting the job done, and social media's a great way to share your message. My team… Read more »

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