People Making Change: Andrew Forsthoefel

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

When he graduated college in the spring of 2011, Andrew Forsthoefel felt restless. He had many ideas about what he wanted to do, the mark he wanted to make on the world. So he did what any self-respecting young man would do. In October 2011...

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People Making Change: Augusta Scott

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

In the world that is Zappos culture, much is emphasized with regards to the individual. It’s a company that lauds its employees for their uniqueness, empowers people at every level to take ownership and make decisions and, above all, encourages people to push their boundaries...

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People Making Change: Michael Cornthwaite

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Amidst the increasing bustle that is downtown Las Vegas at the corner of 6th and Fremont streets sits a building adorned with a large neon sign. It reads “Emergency Arts”. Equal parts coffee shop, co-working, geek resource library and gallery space – the central cog...

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People Making Change: Natalie Young

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Ah, serendipity. To be honest, that’s not really a word that I’d ever have expected to be using in conjunction with Las Vegas, but after spending this week here my perspective has shifted. That is largely, if not entirely, due to meeting people precisely like...

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Political Animals … The Real Kind

July 30, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Personalities & Profiles, the conversation | Comments (0)

The other day someone asked me if I would ever consider working in politics.

Once I stopped hysterically laughing I paused, gasping for breath, and said … “Um. No.”

The reason for that, frankly, is that by and large I find politics utterly and completely distasteful –...

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Social Media Altruism … All True? – A Conversation with Author, Deanna Zandt

November 8, 2010 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (1)

The minute I start thinking about the theme of “altruism” through the social media lens, part of my heart feels full and in the next breath feelings of deep skepticism begin to arise. There is a lot of talk about doing social good through social...

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Food For Thought: Founder & CEO of BakeSpace, Babette Pepaj

October 14, 2010 in News & Events, Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Babette Pepaj - Founder & CEO, Bakespace

The annual BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas has expanded yet again this year – even more tracks and more topics helping people navigate the myriad ways in which they can leverage the social web and new technologies for their...

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Tuned in to Music and Tech: An Interview with Brian Zisk of SF Music Tech Summit

August 15, 2010 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (4)

Brian Zisk

In addition to writing (not at often as I’d like) for my own blog, each week I contribute a short post for the new LGBTA community site dot429. The producers of the site asked a small number of their founding members to do these weekly...

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Master (Mistress?) Storyteller: Ani DiFranco Weaves Tales and Tunes

July 1, 2010 in News & Events, Personalities & Profiles | Comments (1)

You know that parlor game people play asking: “If you could have dinner with ANYONE who would it be?”

If the parameters were set limiting the number solely to people who are currently alive, there’s no question that Ani DiFranco would sit high on my list.

So...

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Sharing a Family Secret: Chicken Soup for Rosh Hashanah

September 17, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

In honor of Rosh Hashana (that’s the Jewish New Year for those who don’t know), I’m sharing some insight to what it is that makes my homemade chicken soup so … damn … good. First off, credit where it’s due: I got this recipe from...

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