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Hao Chen
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You may have heard of movements like slow money and slow food. I’ve started to apply a similar philosophy to networking and communications. In the past month, I’ve deleted my LinkedIn and AngelList accounts due to their use of dark patterns. I’ve also…

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In programming, we have a design principle of loose coupling, opposite of tight coupling where services are highly dependent on one another. Most of the time, tight coupling is bad practice because it reduces flexibility/reusability and increases…

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Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh is one of my all time favorite books. It really resonated with me. Undoubtedly, when Tony sent out an internal memo to all Zappos employees about going all-in on holacracy, I was intrigued. He talks about transforming…

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Douglas Rushkoff connects the Real Housewives of OC, Greek mythology, zombies, and Y2K to the collapse of narrative. Genius. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib6H8jg-f2w The other videos from this series (2014 conference on “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate…

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Holistic Decision Making as a Habit

At a recent beginning farmers trainers conference, one presenter asked the audience of about 50 BF trainers how many had heard of Holistic Management and 80% raised their hands. 40% use it and 15% teach it. This surprised me as I haven’t heard many…

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Attending many soil workshops and talks recently, I’ve learned a lot. Here’s my paraphrase of the essence of each thought leaders’ message so far. Elaine Ingham is a leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web. At a day-long workshop at…

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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable…

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In our fast-paced culture, we’re often busy rushing from activity to activity or trying to reach our next goal. Working hard is a great trait to have, but sometimes it makes us forget to appreciate the little things until they’re gone. Here’s a love…

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I talk about startups with Jonathan Lau, co-founder of Switch, who helps make research, admissions, and the switch into a technology career quick and easy. Here’s the repost of that interview. The Director of Web Services at Apitronics reflects on his…

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Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health…
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