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Thanks from the Chief Nerd

June 23, 2014

Hey, everyone, my team and I've been reading everything you've kindly posted in response to my updates and posts. My natural, nerdly, inclination is to respond to all, but that doesn't work, and my focus must be to get good work done. That work is mostly craigslist customer service, public service, and philanthropy. In my… Read more »

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If I Were 22: Nerds, Hack Your Career

May 30, 2014

If you're a serious, old-school nerd, the usual way to get ahead is to invent your own stuff, or to acquire the following over twenty or thirty years of business experience. (In my case, thirty years.) They don't teach you this at school. If you have normal social affect, you might know all this already,… Read more »

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5 of my favorite things

April 15, 2014

Folks, I'm often asked about my interests and priorities. I decided to share 5 of my favorite things in my personal life. Many of you may not be surprised to hear some of these… Birds – the Mrs. and I created a Birdography Spectacular dedicated to all of the birds and their friends who visit… Read more »

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Does Journalism Need New Ethics?

April 4, 2014

Folks, here's an excerpt of a blog post I wrote for Poynter. Please click here to read the whole story. When I saw a story recently in the New Republic asserting that Silicon Valley has become one of “the most ageist places in America,” I was taken aback. As far as I can tell, there is discrimination… Read more »

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The Third Metric and Nerd Values

March 31, 2014

The Third Metric is better explained in Arianna Huffington's Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. This is my take on it. Nerdiness involves a lack of normal social affect, where conventional ambitions, like money and power aren't such a big deal. The call to power… Read more »

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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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