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Please keep shooting from the lip, Mr. Trump

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Each time you open your mouth, you lose another supporter -- or maybe a thousand. But apparently there are still some whom you haven't offended.

2016 28

Margaret's 206th Birthday

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On this day in 1810 and not far from where these photos were taken, Sarah Margaret Fuller was born. Nature provides exceptions to every rule.

2016 28

Rodbuster Is Obsessed With Continuous Improvement

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2016 24

Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

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Dear Marissa, Apparently, I'm not the only one who has a word or two to say to you.   This does not help the cause."*. "*. Vendors?

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Billionaires buying into the news(~papers)

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The paper was run by Shandy Hill, who lived down the street from us, which is why I knew him, and backed by William M. billion).

2013 41

Dani Menkin's "Is That You?" which might be me--or you

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Plus who doesn't want to know what happens when someone goes after their unfulfilled childhood love? That's this film.

2014 27

On the 25th anniversary of my mother's death.

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Here, from seven years ago, a repost with the letter she left for her funeral. My mom. Lipnack, died at the age of 78. Sad and happy, all at once.

2014 27

"New York family trades urban jungle for outback adventure"

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Nearly eight years ago, Daughter #1, Miranda Stamps, and her husband, Jay Albany, set off on a six-month trip to Asia.

Wheat House is on the market and the Boston Globe likes it

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      The Samuel Wheat House 399 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA. In about two weeks' time, my house will look like this again.

2014 27

Lindy Hess changed our lives and so many others

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It was 3 AM and I woke, cold, which, given the heat of the past weeks, seemed impossible. Photo by Lilian Kemp swiped from NYT obit (thanks).

2013 31

Ray, not Tom, but what a pair #clickandclack

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Seven years after Katrina, I traveled to New Orleans with a group of volunteers to put hammer to nail at a house on the aptly named Flood Street.

2014 24

A crappy bronco ride on a chipped pony: Advice for Liz's friend

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"I'm writing for some advice," the note from Liz began. "My friend L is now at the end of the road; likely to die within a few days.

2013 28

Happy 205th, Sarah Margaret Fuller

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Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself. Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845. Here are links to those visits.

2015 20

"As networks become more efficient, they become more modular"

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Carl Zimmer's National Geographic article, " The Parts of Life ," merits reading -- and rereading. " Why is this important?

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

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Some ask for interviews; others want an answer to a specific question. always say yes--and I hope that other authors do the same. Who hasn’t?

The news ricocheted off the walls

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I was sixteen, a junior at George School , on this day in 1963. Many years ago, I captured my memories in "The K.O.B,"   “ No, no du.

2013 25

Happy birthday, Jeff

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    Jeff Stamps, who would have turned 69 today. Jeff Stamps

2013 28
2013 28

Occupying leadership #occupy

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Without making the media the story here since the media has this recursive, repetitive pattern when it can't make sense of a story. a few words about leadership and Occupy. Google "leadership occupy Wall Street" and you'll find thousands (6814. 1968 Economy Leadership Networks and Networking Occupy movement Politics Volunteers

2011 33

Seriously? Yahoo CEO lassoing everyone back to the office???

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Keen reader Joe Wehr just spotted this post by Kara Swisher on All Things D about Yahoo's CEO calling everyone back to the office. Hard to believe in Feb 2013 but here's the link. Perhaps Marissa Meyer needs to read, ahem, Virtual Teams ? Yahoo CEO Mayer Now Requiring Remote Employees to Not Be (Remote

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Decide to Network by Robert Muller

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Every now and then, we get a request for copies of the "Decide to Network" postcard, backstory here.   Boston Networks and Networking

2013 26

"Ducking Grief"

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I just wrote a long post about this haunting column in today's NY Times by K.A. leave it to readers to interpret.

2013 24

Sylvia Nasar's 2 centuries of economic history in 4 minutes

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Remember the spectacular best-seller, A Beautiful Mind? Its author, Sylvia Nasar, has a new breakthrough book coming out, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. The book's promotion includes this fascinating graphic-illustration video in which Sylvia recites the past 200. Books Economy Friends

A thousand million trillion cranes

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Her classmates finished for her. In Japan, when others are ill, people fold cranes. And when babies are born. And for good luck.   Japan

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams: We're There!

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Books Collaboration Teams Virtual Teams

"I feel centered" -- from Jeff Stamps's A DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT

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One year ago today, Jeff Stamps died of pancreatic cancer, at home, where he wanted to be -- where he always wanted to be, even at his very healthiest. In the thirteen highly-productive months that he lived post-diagnosis, he pulled. Dangerous Experiment Death and dying Jeff Stamps Pancreatic cancer

2012 27

What is a newspaper?

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I was chatting with two media advisors earlier today. Clearly, they know a lot about media--both new and old. "What's a newspaper?"

2013 22

Boston Globe endorses John Barros and so do I

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For those not in Boston, this is a run-off to narrow the field to the two candidates who will go head-to-head in November. Just right for Boston.

Bear killed in my neighborhood!

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I live the village of West Newton, in a city of 85,000, eight miles from Boston. The Massachusetts Turnpike runs through it. And the outcry has begun.

"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

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Diff,” (look it up; you don’t want to get it), both generated by his larger network that includes experts on these two topics. Many are.

2015 15

Maya, who lived in Stamps, Arkansas

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When people die, their good can inflate to fill the sky, fill the screens, and so they are everywhere for a few days.

Mother's guilt: "No one will trade lunch with us"

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  Of the many things about which I retain motherly regret, none makes me feel quite so conflicted as the lunches I lovingly packed. she says.

2013 20

For the Newtown Network: The measure of a single death

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I went to high school in a different Newtown (Pennsylvania). The explosion of extinction was impossible to comprehend in our bucolic, privileged.

Have any other authors received this email?

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I just received this survey request but can''t figure out who "Publishing Research Group" is. Author friends: have any of you gotten this?

2013 21

Best fried chicken in Boston? Try Back Bay Station

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Vegetarians, avert eyes and try this post. Or this one. Or even this. Love it. At a food court. However recently (i.e. Enterprises, talking with T.J.

MS to the rescue? A startling athlete's story

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There are few articles about the benefits of MS. " Or: "You'd never know." " Nice. Thanks. I'm lucky. " Why?

2014 18

Organizational mapping, crisis mapping & disaster response

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My colleague, NetAge Director Doug Carpenter, recently brought my attention to the need for better organizational mapping during major crises. This led us to take a look at Haiti, where the need for understanding who's doing what and how they. Collaboration Crowdsourcing Environment Haiti Networks and Networking OrgScope Volunteers

Take that, Gladwell: Vinegar, onions, social networks, and soccer nuts a revolution do make

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For anyone who still doubts ( Malcolm Gladwell ) the role of informal communication, aka social media, in bringing about monumental change before the whole world's very eyes in Egypt, see today's lead story (headlined in print version) of NY Times, " A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History." " And on it goes.

Six easy pieces for "Virtual Team Success"

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It's out! We liked it so much that we wrote the Foreword. Great summary of the book in two blog posts on Tech Journal South. With a Ph.D.

For the record

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Jeff Stamps , April 7, 2011, Skylight Trail, black diamond, Cannon Mountain. Trail map included FYI. And now for the movie.

2011 27
2011 27

Life -- and art -- after genocide: Arn Chorn-Pond

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Joe Kahn has a great piece in today's Boston Globe about Cambodian Arn Chorn-Pond and the "thinly fictionalized" biography about him by Patricia McCormick. Never Fall Down is Chorn-Pond's story surviving the Khmer Rouge. single sentence from Kahn's article. Art violence War