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Postal Service Lacks Matterness
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Jumping the NYPD Hashtag
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Reality vs. Realists
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The Churn
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So Many Words, So Little Meaning
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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context
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From Commodity to Customer
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Using Humor for a Change

Postal Service Lacks Matterness

This is a picture of my mailbox:           As you can see, is resting on the ground next to the post. Two weeks ago I heard a crash in the middle of the afternoon and came outside to find the mailbox like this. For a few days, our mailman delivered the[...]

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Reality vs. Realists

When I wrote about “the churn” I was expecting folks to nod and say, “Yup, that’s what it feels like to be trying to tick off the to-do list day after day.” And I certainly got a lot of that, especially on Twitter (which is filled with people like me trying to avoid their to-do[...]

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The Churn

I’ve been thinking a lot about the churn lately. Here’s how I define the churn: All organizations need to get stuff done. They need to manufacture things and sell it, serve someone, advocate for legislation and change the world. And as they set out to accomplish these things, the puzzle to be solved becomes: what[...]

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So Many Words, So Little Meaning

I am constantly surprised, and often bemused, by the way organizations use so many words to say so little. Here is a sign I saw in a business yesterday: This is a lot of words to say absolutely nothing! And unless the writer was paid by the word, it doesn’t seem to have accomplished anything.[...]

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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context

Michael Sam, an All American football player from the University of Missouri and a prospective NFL draftee, announced this week that he is gay. This, of course, is a tipping point moment for the macho league where sissy’s have never been openly tolerated. Much of the reaction to his announcement was supportive (and certainly more[...]

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From Commodity to Customer

I have been struggling with Facebook for a while now. Once it became clear that Facebook was going public, then we, the actual public, not the Wall Street public Facebook was about to share a large cash-strewn bed with, became commodities rather of customers. When your company doesn’t produce anything but the data generated by[...]

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Using Humor for a Change

Late last year, Leanne Pittsford and Leah Neaderthal, the two co-founders of Start Somewhere, did start something, a fantastic Tumblr called, When You Work for a Nonprofit. The blog is the subject of this month’s Social Good Podcast. It’s a series of GIFs with short captions. Here’s one of my favorites     Of course,[...]

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