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The Field Team flash mobbed the Finance and Admin team this morning.  It was awesome, I love my team!
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Absolutely!
Dalai Lama originally shared:
 
In the face of all the challenges we face today, is my optimism about the future of humanity idealistic? Perhaps it is. Is it unrealistic? Certainly not. To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.
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If you're interested in what its like to manage a campaign, this is a great interview with 4 managers. Never worked with any of them, but Kelly and Hall are really good. Its pretty insightful.
http://www.campaignsandelections.com/magazine/us-edition/268097/shop-talk-confessions-of-a-campaign-manager.thtml
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Who knew that Rick Perry had such a "progressive" position on immigration...
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A few quick thoughts about Rick Perry and Superman. (I'm sure I'm not the first to point this out)
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Just saw this article by Geoffrey James in Inc. Magazine. 8 ways that excellent managers differ from average ones. Not surprising that there is significant crossover with what I learned from Steven Young and just like then, I'm still working on it...

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-core-beliefs-of-extraordinary-bosses.html
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Over 1mill CoH, way to go Team Kuster. Continuing to build solid momentum for a 2012 victory. Also, if you haven't visited our website or signed up, join the effort at www.kusterforcongress.com.
Democratic 2nd District U.S. House candidate Ann McLane Kuster raised more than $350,000 in the first quarter of this year as she challenges Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass for the second time. Bass...
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May I remember this not only this holiday season but throughout the year.
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In an increasingly interdependent world our own welfare and happiness depend on many other people. Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need. Many of our world's problems and conflicts arise because we have lost sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a human family.
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For those interested in more than sound bytes on whether or not the stimulus worked, this is a good article.
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+Dylan Matthews has the best round-up anywhere of studies testing whether the stimulus worked.
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This is a great story. Steve Jobs will be missed.
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Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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    Religious Studies, 1993 - 1997
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