Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year Green Lights

So thousands of New Year’s resolutions will be made over the weekend, with great intentions. We know many will be broken. Not to say I won’t make a few, but I do think there might be better ways to launch … Continue reading

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Post of the Week: 16 People and Organizations Changing the World in 2012

There were a lot of good posts to read this week, with people reflecting on the past year and setting forth plans for the new year. I also found some helpful articles that will help enhance my effectiveness in the … Continue reading

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On Flow, Legos and Resolutions

Some books have a way of sticking with you. Our six year old son started compiling his Christmas list before the leaves turned. By the time we were ready to go shopping, he’d created at least six pages of double … Continue reading

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Summer Morning

It finally feels like winter here in the Boston area. On a cold morning today, this haiku from a summer morning reminds me of the warmer days to come.   silky morning air hints of blazing heat to come summer … Continue reading

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Open Source Working: A Bonus Tip for Integrating Social Media

How can one develop a strong presence on social media without it distracting you from the other things you need to accomplish? James A. Martin takes up this important question in his Social Media Today post, “Five Tips for Squeezing … Continue reading

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Post of the Week 3: How LinkedIn Takes Stress Out of Friendships

I marked this post, How LinkedIn Takes Stress Out of Friendships, to blog about later. So I’ll check that off by making it my Post of the Week (POTW #3). This post on the Harvard Business Review blog network starts … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Books of 2011

Despite a busy schedule and time spent on social media, I still managed to read my fair share of good books in 2011. I’ve mixed nonfiction and novels together in my roundup; putting the three that really stood out the … Continue reading

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Last day to tell Craig how you’ll change the world!

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, has asked, “How will you change the world in 2012?“.  I’ve posted my response over on the Social Capital Inc. blog; highlighting our plans to launch a national Civic Communication Corps and some of my … Continue reading

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Final 2011 Beach Day [Cape Escape, Part II]

We had a great first day in Chatham, back on Thanksgiving weekend. It was capped off by a wonderful dinner in the main dining room at the Chatham Bars Inn, where we were staying for the first time (off-season deals … Continue reading

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Post of the Week: The New American Localism

I anticipate my Post of the Week shout-out will typically go to a fellow blogger, as it did in last Saturday’s inaugural post. But this week I just had to give the nod to a big news source, because this … Continue reading

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