The Problem with Michael Deibert

The Problem with Michael Deibert

I guess I might be upset and write negatively about non-profit Invisible Children if I had been writing on Central African affairs for years (maybe decades) and hadn’t done much other than just that – writing. See, Michael Deibert wrote this really insightful post at the Huffington Post on the conflict in Central Africa, specifically with [...]

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Grief

Grief

I’ll just say it. The last couple days have been tough, really tough. There’s no easy way to cope with losing a friend. Especially one that saved your life. I mean who am I to live and him to be taken away? As I have pondered the loss of my good friend, Chris Rudolph, I [...]

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UPCs, not as easy as 1,2,3

UPCs, not as easy as 1,2,3

Do you ever spend your day wondering, “Gee, I really wonder about UPCs and how they work?” Neither do I. But yet UPCs are all around us and if you’re a business owner, sell a physical product or someday want to then you’d better listen up. UPCs are super boring but super important. What’s interesting [...]

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Positivity is Powerful

Positivity is Powerful

I have a little personal mantra called the ‘positive expectancy paradigm,’ where truly anything is possible when you expect great things to happen. It’s not the expectation that makes things possible, but rather execution that is born out of that expectation. It’s not one of those 100% guarantees or anything, but at a minimum you’ll go places you’ve never [...]

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Begin with the end in mind (no seriously)

Begin with the end in mind (no seriously)

Begin with the end in mind…it’s a common phrase in the world of business and communication thanks to Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits book (which you should read if you want your marriage to last and business to thrive). But what does that mean besides being the 2nd habit? Often times it’s a conclusion drawn based upon previous behaviors [...]

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Amazon just declared war. Bring your lawn chair.

Amazon just declared war. Bring your lawn chair.

Wow. Bezos came out swinging yesterday after launching a whole new line-up for the Kindles. The Fire is their new multi-color mini iPad tablet set out to compete against Apple. I’ll fully disclose I’m an Apple fanboy. I have an old G4 turned office server, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air (hers), two iPhone 4′s, one iPhone [...]

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Year one. Wow.

Year one. Wow.

This is a repost from MiiR’s blog What a year it’s been. In the past year and two months we’ve experienced the joy and struggle of unwavering giving at MiiR, and you have helped us do more than we ever thought possible. In a short fourteen month period, together we have raised $32,183.75 for clean [...]

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Filling in Bill Keller’s blanks

Filling in Bill Keller’s blanks

Bill Keller recently wrote a very interesting op-ed in the NYT. While I understand that all the cool kids at the NYT continue to blame Bush for Obama’s woes and low popularity it’s hardly a stance that is credible anymore. It’s a bit like the far right still claiming Obama wasn’t born in the US. [...]

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