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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


3 Powerful Social Media Leaders of the Past

October 7, 2014

On the Internet we continue an old tradition of social media, pioneered in the Roman Republic. I look at the social media leaders in the past who were good at doing things. They really paved the way for what's happening today with technology. The Internet and social media have been a way to give a… Read more »