Category Archives: Doing Good

How to World Dominate, per Chris Guillebeau, and How to Tell a Personal Story, by Donald Miller, as Sketchnoted by Mike Rohde


  Sketchnote by Mike Rohde, covering a talk by Don Miller. From Chris Guillebeau: 1)You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to. 2)The world is waiting for you to figure out what only you … Continue reading

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Magic Arms, or Why 3-D Printing Will Change the World


Adorable toddler + 3-D printing = Wonder and Awe.  

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Apple: maybe thinking MORE different since the passing of Steve Jobs.


Since this show on  This American Life  aired, Apple has actually made its suppliers public. Which is a very good thing. And really big stuff.  And as Mike Daisey points out, Foxconn makes lots of stuff for lots of people. … Continue reading

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What is Facebook good for? Helping to find a missing child; a Fort Hood story with a happy ending


I happen to subscribe to the official Facebook page of Fort Hood (TX) because my husband sometimes teaches there..I am on the East Coast. He had a fantastic experience there, made friends, and learned a lot himself. I check in … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ legacy: more beauty


Listening to the Steve Jobs biography, reading his sister Mona Simpson’s very affecting eulogy, I keep hearing that Jobs loved beauty above all else. But it seems to me that his idea of beauty was, in the end, tragically limited. … Continue reading

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I’m either going to kill myself, or I’m going to turn this into a game


How game designer Jane McGonigal played her way out of the aftermath of a concussion.   Fascinating and hopeful.  And chockfull of Buffy references.  Yet more proof that it’s Whedon’s world, we just live in it. And I do think Jane … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Ted Turner


Thanks, Mashable and 92nd Street Y,  for hosting the Social Good Summit. Lots of amazing people, lots of good work being done, and finally, Ted Turner, speaking truth to power.  First, for calling tweeters “Twinklers.”  Much better name. And then … Continue reading

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