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Society and Culture

The Voice of the People

July 11, 2010

A couple of years ago I and a number of amazing people put on a conference in Colorado called the Thin Air Summit.  At the time what we now call social media or online journalism or citizen journalism was still using the moniker “New Media”.  At this conference we talked about what this new media […]

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Pleasures of Food

July 6, 2010

Going from non-observant to an observant Jew has all sorts of challenges along the way.  One of the challenges is that the comfortable routines often go away as the places you hung out at become “not an option” due to reasons of kashrut.   Back when I lived in Santa Cruz my favorite way to begin […]

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Gamer Divide

June 6, 2010

On more than a few sites I’ve been seeing posts where the focus of discussion is the “gamer stigma”.  This is the perception that playing of games is some how a sign of wasting time with something meaningless, or a stigma of gamers in the workplace, or a game could be the “cause” of a […]

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Charity Begins at Home?

May 13, 2010

Way back at SXSW I had the great privilege of getting to meet and talk with a couple of people from my Guild, Joi and Elliot.  We discussed a lot of great topics, but one that sparked some thoughts that I wanted to share here was our discussion on philanthropy, or perhaps more accurately cultures […]

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Perception is Everything (or at least a lot)

April 29, 2010

Sometimes my dogs really amaze me. I give my girldog pills several times a day. I open her mouth put my hand in her mouth to place the pill right at the back of the mouth and then encourage her to swallow. It’s not my favorite activity, but I am amazed at how much how […]

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QT: Twitter as Content

November 23, 2009

A friend of mine tweeted about signing up for  I went over to see what it was. Basically, for a twitterer, you sign up, select what types of ads you approve and once a day it will tweet an ad in your stream and pay you for that tweet. (The example they gave on […]

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Kosher in Colorado

November 17, 2009

The phone announces a calendar alarm and I growl “What is it!?”. I look, and it states, “Pick up meat at Hillel, in 10 minutes”. “Eeep!”  I exclaim and run to change from workout clothing.  I had forgotten the meat delivery was today.   As quick as I can, I fly out the door and head […]

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Conductive Leadership

October 23, 2009

What is embedded below is a very subtle but extremely enjoyable talk on using conducting styles as examples of leadership styles.  The lesson is taught through a series of videos of great conductors.  (Of course now I want to go and find the full movies of each of the snippets – the music is beautiful.) […]

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Motivation and Inspiration

October 18, 2009

I’ve heard it said that “will power is highly overrated”.   It is a fun phrase to quip, but more than amusing it is accurate.  It is easy to come up with good goals and aim to meet them, after all the goal is its own reward.  However, the execution over time can be wearing […]

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A Collection of Attention

October 16, 2009

Wednesday was apparently so busy that when I woke up on Thursday I realized that I had not posted. Today has been filled with interesting topics, but also a diverse set of topics. Just to give you an idea of what has caught my attention today here are a few links: First off we have […]

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