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Special Thanks to Vets

November 26, 2014

  During Fleet Week, I took a brief tour on the USS Kidd through the Golden Gate and back. They wanted to do something special for the President, so they made this hat for him. And, folks, I got a non-POTUS version of the hat so you can see what they look like up close:… Read more »

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What "New Power" Means for #GivingTuesday

November 25, 2014

History keeps getting itself made, and now and then, regular people get a chance at sharing power. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms articulated this much more eloquently in Understanding “New Power”. I'm pretty passionately committed to this for at least the next twenty years, have already been practicing it daily for the last twenty years. Here's… Read more »

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MML in hand

New, Free App Aids Military Families

November 24, 2014

Military families shouldn’t have to struggle to find information they need. MyMilitaryLife, an app by the National Military Family Association, eliminates the stressful search by connecting families with credible and tailored information. With the new Military Spouses Advice feature, spouses can recommend resources and share their expertise. Users have unique access to advice from fellow… Read more »

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Everyone, thanks!

November 21, 2014

Okay, I've gotten a big surge of support in the last few days, like fan mail and social media stuff. That means a lot to me. It all relates to two different but related areas: 1. Standing up to find trustworthy news. Like I say, a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. The Trust Project… Read more »

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crowdrise

Tis the Season to Give Back

November 21, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in CrowdRise's #GivingTuesday Holiday Challenge for nonprofits. I'm giving $50K to go toward the winner of the Challenge, and together, with the other donors, there will be $250K in prize money. CrowdRise has been working… Read more »

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Photo Credit: U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs
Photo Credit: U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs

Why I Support Vets

November 20, 2014

Bottom line: if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. This might date back to my mid-teens, towards the end of the Vietnam war. I saw returning vets getting treated without respect. At that time, I knew that was wrong, but couldn't articulate it. Maybe… Read more »

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lincoln

A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

November 19, 2014

I’m a news consumer. I’m not trying to tell anybody how to do their job, or how to fix the news. I’m not in the business, and will respect professional boundaries. I just want news I can trust. I also want to help reward good, honest journalism. Since I’m not an expert, I have to… Read more »

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handel

Who should learn to code? Everyone.

November 17, 2014

I believe that everyone deserves the chance to learn how to code, if that's what they want. And maybe that desire for equality's based in my nerdly values, but it's something that's important. I've been supporting Girls Who Code for some time now, and they do real good work closing the gender gap in the… Read more »

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biztech

Bay Area's Most Influential Biz-Tech Figure, Clerical Error?

November 14, 2014

Folks, it seems I've won the Bay Area's Most Influential Biz-Tech Figure… (clerical error?) (you can see a bigger version of the image here…) And, on that note… I thought this photo seemed appropriate. Though, it's a bit of a joke, I'm in a pedi-cab modeled after the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones. In… Read more »

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4 Creative Women-Run Startups That Are Getting Stuff Done

November 7, 2014

Hey, women entrepreneurs run more than 8.6 million businesses in the US, generating more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues (according to nerdwallet). Breaking down silos is a great way to get stuff done. It's critical to take a look at what's already being done in an effort to create real change. Too often orgs… Read more »

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