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6 Women Who Are Disrupting the Startup World With Social Change

March 25, 2014

Folks, my team and I have compiled a list of 6 women who are really disrupting the startup world with social change. These women are in no particular order, but are listed here because their work is admirable, and they really have their boots on the ground, working to make a real difference. Grace Garey:… Read more »


5 Viral Videos from 2013 That Will Wow You

December 30, 2013

Hey folks. I get asked by organizations how they can promote their issues better online. Sometimes creating videos can make a big impact.  Anyways, here are some of the best viral videos of 2013 that tackle some important issues and a couple that might be intolerantly cute.   1. What Most Schools Don't Teach… Read more »


My First Job: What Big Blue Once Was

November 6, 2013

My first real job was at IBM, in the old Boca Raton lab, in 1976. (Important: IBM has become a very different company in the last twenty years, so please assume none of this applies to the current company. Also, this is all to my recollection, and memory is unreliable.) The offer was made early,… Read more »


Interview: Swords to Plowshares

July 30, 2013

Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50k to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000.   In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I'd be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of… Read more »


Why do you support women's leadership as the next frontier?

July 12, 2013

Over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do.  That started with HAVEN, a women's shelter in the Oakland (Greater Detroit) area, probably in 1985. My intent was to become a volunteer counselor, since they needed guys in that role. However, with the… Read more »


Vastly scaling up the effectiveness of nonprofits

June 21, 2013

There are good, effective nonprofits and similar groups all over the world, really helping people out.  As part of my twenty year thing, I'd like to help scale that up so that everyone on the planet gets a hand. Specifically, there are many nonprofits, NGOs, and government groups which are really good at getting stuff… Read more »