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San Francisco, Tech Elitism, and AirBnb

San Francisco, Tech Elitism, and AirBnb

When I first returned to the SF Bay back in 2008, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else but San Francisco. After all, I had moved from NYC, I couldn't possibly move to the slower paced life of suburbia! However, having grabbed a graduate degree in design and spent a year working in UX in NYC befor ...
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Your Help Is Hurting

Your Help Is Hurting

A friend posted this link to a Forbes article about how philanthropy tends to hurt rather than help. The basic premise can be summarize in this quote below:"When you try to help, you try to give things, you start to have the consequences. There’s an author Bob Lupton, who really nails it when he s ...
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Open Letter to the SF Taxi Commission

Open Letter to the SF Taxi Commission

Let me start by pointing out that I am well travelled and have lived in many different places, most notably New York City and London, England. Hence, I’m well versed in the use of cabs and their reliability or lack thereof.In London, black cabs spend two years driving around the city with a list o ...
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Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Categories Gaming, Social Good
Nicole Lazzaro did a talk at TechSoup in San Francisco awhile ago about building games for good. She said, "Games do more than points and badges. Games create rich experiences." They immerse the user into an experience that drives them forward. She began to explore this when she stood at the top of ...
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The Power of Gaming

The Power of Gaming

Last night I went to the City Arts talk, The Power of Gaming with Jane McGonigal. You may or may not already be familiar with her.  She did the TED talk about how gaming can make a better world.  This later spawned, Gameful, which is the online headquarters for people who want to make a better wor ...
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