John McCain

I've been thinking a lot about John McCain the past few weeks, and especially today. My political beliefs are progressive and I rarely support conservative politicians, but I took an interest in John McCain during the 2000 Republican primary. Living

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SoapBox launches GoodTalk to optimize teams

Clear and effective communication between managers and their teams is the lifeblood of any organization. Teams that communicate well are productive and their broader organizations benefit from more consistent forward progress. Teams that don’t spin their wheels and, because

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The Election of Donald Trump

Bewilderment. Confusion. Despair. This is how I felt the days after the election. To be clear, I wasn’t grieving because a Republican was elected President. John Kasich or Mitt Romney would have been good choices. I was upset because

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Hack of the Week: Alexa Dot + Sonos

A few weeks ago, while giving our daughter Noa a bath, we asked Alexa to play lullabies and she delivered beautifully. Our Alexa sits in the laundry room, which happens to also be the sink we use right now for

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The Netflix effect

We’re not big TV watchers. The cable box rarely gets turned on these days, and if it weren’t for live political debates and select sporting events, I’d cut the cord. In the 2005-2010 era, living alone, I

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