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Happy (belated) squirrel appreciation day!

January 21, 2011

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Connected: a new film from Tiffany Shlain

January 21, 2011

Hey, Tiffany does great, thoughtful documentary work like The Tribe, which I like a lot. Today, at the Sundance Film Festival, she premieres Connected, and here's what they say at Sundance: With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major… Read more »

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"Veteran PTSD and Higher Education"

January 20, 2011

We need to stand up for people who've served our country. Derek Neuts speaks regarding veterans' experiences way better than I ever could: With the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, colleges and universities around the country are now seeing an increase in enrollment rates from the veteran population, as many soldiers are returning… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Peter Guber

January 19, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Peter gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (Yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone by diving in, and I got a lot of help doing this.) (from a short bio provided by Peter)… Read more »

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Public/private partnership with FEMA

January 18, 2011

When something goes really wrong, we really need a hand… and we need to let people know how to get that help via social media. That's what some FEMA folks came to talk about in Silicon Valley, including the Administrator, Craig Fugate: Social Media + Emergency Management: Talking with Tech Leaders on the West Coast… Read more »

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Serious about service on Martin Luther King day (#MLKday)

January 15, 2011

Okay, the deal is that things get better for everyone when we pull together, and this is a really good day to remind each other of that. Check out the Facebook page for MLKday. I've been asked to mention what I'm doing for the day, but figure it's time to up the ante, and to… Read more »

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