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Christian Franklin
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Attended California State University, Chico
Lived in San Anselmo, CA
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The Economist recently posted an article on its Babbage blog about AI and it's influence on the labor markets and society. Is technological advancement progressing at a pace that threatens the capacity for middle class employment at levels history considers as norm - what do you think?
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Nerd.
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Do you ever wonder why we call it social media when everyone seems to be walking along staring enchantedly at their phone...? A different kind of social interaction is upon us. Look up, smile and say hi to a stranger now and then.
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Having just spent some time in Vienna, there is a vibrancy that reminds me of the SF Bay Area / Silicon Valley. But let's be clear: the buildings are generally way older...
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So, why isn't this available as part of your GoogleApps subscription?
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currently requires a google profile, which googleapps does not. ;) i read somewhere that google is planning to address that.
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With all the buzz about Google+ integration with Google Apps, I've started to wonder how quickly it gets adopted. There have been a number of posts related to Google's senior management team being slow to adopt Google+. This brings the phrase 'creatures of habit' to mind - particularly when juxtaposed to how Twitter and Facebook leaders use their platform.

Our company runs on Google Apps - it'll be interesting to see our internal adoption rate; I for one, am eagerly anticipating the integration.
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Here is an interesting snippet that just crossed my email - disclaimer: I did not fact check any of this... but I like it.


Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure. Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

-- Congressional Reform Act of 2011 --
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
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Like anything... until there is a an undeniable crisis, no action will be taken. And once that crisis rears its ugly head, there will be jockeying to maximize individual gain from it.
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Managing Partner, Consulting
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  • TamGroup
    Managing Partner, 2010 - present
  • Ascendant Technology
    Director, 2007 - 2010
  • TamGroup
    Principal/CTO, 1995 - 2007
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San Anselmo, CA - Orinda, CA - Washington DC - Vienna, Austria - Graz, Austria - Kinshasa, Congo - Manila, Philippines
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A person intrigued by the stuff of life...
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  • California State University, Chico
    International Business
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