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Baratunde Thurston
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I hosted that White House event at which Rebecca was honored as a "Champion of Change." She's the real deal. Schools should be competing for her!
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This is one of my favorite #TEDtalks  from last week. This pull quote will give you a flavor

“If you live near a Whole Foods...If no relative of yours serves in the military; If you’re paid by the year, not the hour; If no one you know uses meth; If you married once and remain married; If most people you know finished college; If you aren’t one of 65 million Americans with a criminal record. If any or all of these things describe you, then accept the possibility that, actually, you may not know what’s going on, and you may be part of the problem.”
Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of "The True American," tells the story of what happened next. It's a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.
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I can relate to many of these things. I hope I am not part of the problem.
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The latest from #CultivatedWit   #ComedyHackDay   "Our business plan is that VCs will just give us money because this is San Francisco, and we have an idea." 

See the Fast Company writeup http://www.fastcompany.com/3043486/the-recommender/feeling-your-privilege-share-the-wealth-with-the-welldeserved-app

Visit http://comedyhackday.org to find out about our next event where you can create the next WellDeserved app. 
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Every year or so I seek advice on software tools to manage contacts, so I'm writing to ask you what you love. I still haven't found anything that works for me consistently, so I just let it slide into Google Contacts and occasional spreadsheets, and my unreliable BRAIN.

I'm looking for a CRM/contact management system to store humans and info about them. Ideally it has some social media integrations so I can cross reference folks' LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, etc profiles. I want to be able to tag and group folks for later searching. I have to have a mobile interface (iOS). And it should be possible for others on my team to add/edit people.

I'm willing to invest some significant time in porting my contacts into a system if it's something I can build on. I've had some bad experiences in the past with Salesforce (needed software engineering experience to customize) and High Rise (years ago just felt so so whack). 

So, internet, what you got now? Who is making this syncing, updating, repository of the Most Important Assets We Have (Soylent Green) work best nowadays?
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Come see the funniest tech demos and the techiest comedy show as part of SF Sketchfest. I am emceeing and our judges are Scott Aukerman, Veronica Belmont, Natasha Leggero, and Jonah Ray GET THOSE TICKETS http://www.comedyhackday.org/sf-2015 
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http://fergusonrebuild.us Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has helped launch a crowdfunding campaign to help North County businesses recover and remain in the area
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this is my good friend when talk good friends.
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I have a new podcast! Listen to it. LISTEN NOW
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Wish you would have bailed Tanner on the Hobby Lobby Chick fil a thing. But overalli loved it. Too profane for the tikes but great show!

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Tune in to #TED2015 http://tedlive.com and see my man Anand Giridharadas do his thing. So proud/excited. Very important story well told. 
TED Live brings the TED Conference to your home, school or office. Watch the minute-by-minute excitement of the entire conference, including talks that may not be posted online.
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Public service announcement. I am active on snapchat as #snapatunde. That is all. 
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I was on the #NightlyShow  last night talking about Bill Cosby horrors. Watch the full episode
Larry takes an unflinching look at the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby with panelists Jamilah Lemieux, Kathleen Madigan, Baratunde Thurston and Keith Robinson.
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Was just thinking that I BBC Hogg to be a part chick and Bob Marley to be a
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Amazing news everyone! Tonight I will be a guest on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central after The Daily Show. You should watch! Full episode will be on cc.com by the morning 
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the winner of the most recent Cultivated Wit #ComedyHackDay  
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Hello how are u doin am babara u can add me on my email at babara_t44@yahoo.com,or u can still add me if u dnt mind on gmail at babarasmit6@gmail.com

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president and co-founder of Cultivated Wit. author of How To Be Black
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  • Cultivated Wit
    President and Co-Founder, 2012 - present
  • The Onion
    Director of Digital, 2007 - 2012
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politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future
Introduction

Baratunde is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He is the president and co-founder of Cultivated Wit, served as Director of Digital for The Onion and writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company. His book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times Best Seller and was published by Harper in February 2012. He tweets hard. >> Full bio.

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Director's Fellow at MIT Media Lab; Back Page columnist for Fast Company; Has advised Obama White House; 2012 Foursquare Mayor Of The Year
Education
  • Harvard University
    Philosophy, 1995 - 2012
  • Sidwell Friends School
    1989 - 1995
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