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Amanda Marie Pingel Ramsay
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Organizing, systematizing, learning, analyzing, memorizing, brainstorming, listening, teaching, speaking
Organizing, systematizing, learning, analyzing, memorizing, brainstorming, listening, teaching, speaking

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Holy fucking crap....
Income Equality: Normal Person Edition: White households median wealth: $141,900, Black household: $11,000.

You did not read that wrong. That is a 13x difference. If you were wondering if race gives you a leg up, you need to look no further.

Primary causes for the difference: Home ownership, income, unemployment, college education and inheritance. 

We should worry about the top 1% or the top 0.1% (income equality has never been starker). But, perhaps a bigger challenge is to worry about the normal groups of people like you and I (and I suspect if you are reading Google+ you are already an outlier). 

This difference did come as a stunning surprise to me, though the graphs below suggest the difference has been stark for a while. Please visit Pew for more context, data and analysis: http://goo.gl/d8fxp8
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This is such an awesome video. I watched it, then I came home and Adam and I watched it, so I could watch his face on lines like "even more dangerous than fluorine gas...which is not a sentence you get to say very often."
Would you like to know more about the world's most dangerous chemicals?

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Awesome.
This week's uproar among advocates for equal opportunity in STEM was a book review of Barbie: i can be A Computer Engineer which has the flavor of "Writing code is hard, let's get boys to help!"  The post is cached at https://archive.today/tK6J1 since the original was so popular the Internet accidentally DoSed the blog.

Now there's a remix of the book, where everyone's competent and kids can learn more about how software is built and the challenges women face in technical fields.
http://caseyfiesler.com/2014/11/18/barbie-remixed-i-really-can-be-a-computer-engineer/

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Also true for non-IT management of geeks (analytics, coding, etc)
+Zac Hoffman shared this with me today and I thought it was a great article. I know it is a couple years old but I believe it all still rings true.

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Can't miss this one: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

54 little pages of absolute intellectual pleasure. 

https://bookofbadarguments.com/
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Fascinating. I never thought about what computational literature would look like, but it's pretty cool.

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Digital Dashboards: Strategic & Tactical: Best Practices, Tips, Examples  http://goo.gl/Ofyor9

My latest post highlights the single biggest reason why our dashboards (online, offline, non-line) stink. They are CDPs, and are missing the life-giving ingredient: IABI.

Loads of examples to outline a new way to think about sharing data. Please share your wisdom and insights via comments on the blog. Thx!  http://goo.gl/Ofyor9

PS: And bonus, you get to learn what I think of the below dashboard!
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Or maybe more correctly... how not to talk about it.

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New Blog Post, covering a topic that doesn't really ever get explained in school. Since you kind of have to be involved in the stock market, if only because of your 401(k), it may be worth knowing what the heck it actually is.
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