Things to know: tech for non-tech people

I suspect blockchain is going to change everything about contracting, communications, and currency transfer. It has accountability applications we’re barely even thinking about yet.(Well, Paul Currion is thinking about it, [ read more brave ]

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Three questions to maximize your year-end giving

The easiest way to do good year-end giving is to give to an organization you already know and love. Sometimes, though, you don’t have an organization you know and love. [ read more brave ]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving to others changes you, in ways that go well beyond the altruistic. Yes, altruism is valuable in a top-line moral sense. We all know that. But it also has [ read more brave ]

Required Reading: Interconnection

Some strongly recommended readings on interconnection and unexpected consequences. Nudges that Fail. Cass Sunstein, in Behavioural Public Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1 May 2017. Can Only the Super-Rich Save Us? [ read more brave ]

The Parent as Coach: New Group Coaching Program

  The Parent as Coach Parenting older kids is tricky. They still need our love, attention and protection, but they’re not tiny any more. The approaches that worked with little [ read more brave ]

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How to draft a networking email

Sometimes you have to email a stranger (or near-stranger) and ask a favor. No matter how far along in your career you may be, it feels awkward. I have a [ read more brave ]

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What comes after Hurricane Irma?

Mosquitoes, mostly, and loss of access to healthcare. Me, at UN Dispatch, on the health impact of hurricanes. 

reading list: global past, global futures and personal…whatever

The Skoll Global Threats Fund just released a new report on the major climate change threats to international security. I’m positive it’s important and useful, and I am pretty sure [ read more brave ]

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self-coaching: daydreams

High-performing people can actually lose the ability to daydream. You can be so focused on converting every idea into a plan that you forgot how to think about really big [ read more brave ]

Myth vs Science – psychopath kids

First, we have a totally engrossing Atlantic article about kids who are born psychopaths. It’s a kind of horror story for everyone who has a baby, or wants one. And [ read more brave ]