From The Happiness Dividend: The silo is a symptom of elitism.

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Good one:

‘What we end up with is a silo effect: Very good people with very good businesses stay in their silo and decide not to deal with the outside world. They skip conferences, shun customers when they are needed most and create processes that are all about protecting their time and not about their clients or customers. Believing theirs is the only way, they deride competitors who don’t do it like them. The silo is a symptom of elitism. The silo takes the people who could make a difference and locks them up in self-imposed exile.’

What Senator Feinstein says we can do to keep the internet neutral

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Dear Ms. Smith:

Thank you for writing to express your concerns about open access to the Internet. Your correspondence is important to me, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

I understand you are concerned that owners of the networks that provide access to the Internet should not have control over how consumers lawfully use that network, and should not be able to discriminate against content provider access to that network. I recognize you also have concerns about proposals that would allow “pay-for-priority” and create Internet fast lanes. Continue reading

Rising Stars are tops in my book

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The 2014 First Annual Rising Stars Awards event was fun, thanks to our entertainers; touching, thanks to our awardees; tasty – thanks to our food donors; and it happened because of our generous sponsors and fantastic staff! Thank you all for creating an event that brought our community together for a few hours, to honor and show love to our youth who are rising above challenges they are forced to face too early in life. Four of the twenty awardees received $1000 cash awards to help them on their educational paths. We can contribute here to help make next year even better! http://www.self-sufficiency.org/index.php/events

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