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NYT 1995

What a 21st Birthday Means for craigslist

March 1, 2016

Folks, big news: craigslist launched 21 years ago. This means that for more than two decades, we've helped people put food on the table and put a roof over that table. I created craigslist to really develop a community, and help others out. Nowadays, I'm not doing any craigslist management. I haven't been a spokesman… Read more »

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How To Engage More Effectively On Facebook

February 26, 2016

Hey, as many of you know, I left craigslist management to focus on my philanthropy on craigconnects.org, where I support veterans, women in tech, voter protection, and other social good initiatives. I recently started using my Public Facebook Page again because I reached my limit on FB friends, so I couldn't add anyone else. Now that my Public… Read more »

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dr seuss

On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016

What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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women veteran

How Women Veterans Are Succeeding in Business

January 27, 2016

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. According to the National Women's Business Council, there are 384,548 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296% from 2007. Just to compare, the number of veteran… Read more »

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funded classroom

How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

January 7, 2016

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families. Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated… Read more »

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BSF 2

How to Address Issues Military Families Face in the Civilian World

January 1, 2016

Folks, I'm a big supporter of Blue Star Families and am on their board. They recently released their annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which provides a more complete understanding of the experiences and challenges encountered by military families. Military families are much like their civilian neighbors. Many of these families need dual incomes to meet… Read more »

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