Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

NOTE: This post is a response to the ideas expressed in Matt Richtel’s New York Times piece, “Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era” and not necessarily a critique to the article itself. The article opens by describing the phenomena as an “unintended” “surprising” and “troubling” side effect of technology. I don’t know about you, […] → Continue Reading Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

NPower Celebrates TechTacular Things

Last night (Thursday, May 17, 2012), NPower Northwest brought together a community of individuals (clients, supporters and friends) interested in the use of technology to create an positive impact. Institutions represented at the event included Accenture, AT&T, Avanade, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cognizant, Community Builder, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, KForce, Liquid Planner, Microsoft, Oracle, PointB, Presidio, SAP, Slalom, Sprint, Univar, […] → Continue Reading NPower Celebrates TechTacular Things

Policy Research: A Three-Step Approach to Success

Ever wondered how policies get selected and implemented? Me too! It was with this and other questions that I attended a presentation by Elizabeth K. Drake a Senior Research Associate with the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP). Drake started by presenting a three-step model used to help policy makers on what works and […] → Continue Reading Policy Research: A Three-Step Approach to Success

Asking Questions that Matter

On the evening of Monday, May 1, 2012 I received an email saying: “Thanks for giving up a part of your day tomorrow to help the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team refine our workshop methods before we leave for Rwanda in a couple of weeks.” I thought to myself, “I did agree to participate […] → Continue Reading Asking Questions that Matter