Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. Since the contest’s inception five years ago, hundreds of apps have beenContinue reading “Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model”

Resisting the Seduction of Inadequacy

There is great temptation in focusing on our inadequacies, in tearing ourselves apart over the things we want to change about ourselves. We can’t possibly challenge ourselves to move forward, to face our fears, to try even scarier things if we can convince ourselves that we couldn’t even handle the challenges we’ve already faced.

Do We Need A Men’s Movement To Create True Equality?

Who wants to join us in changing the dialogue and mindset? I’m in. Tonight kicked off this year’s Women Entrepreneurs Festival in New York City with a keynote address by Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation. Slaughter, who has enjoyed an illustrious career wearing a multitude of hats and who gainedContinue reading “Do We Need A Men’s Movement To Create True Equality?”

My First Lesson As An Entrepreneur

(reprinted from the official APPCityLife blog) It was the early 70’s when children were still free to roam the neighborhood without a hovering parent nearby, and I was a scrawny, pony-tailed eight-year-old with pretty big dreams. When I told my mom that I wanted a job, she never laughed or told me what a sillyContinue reading “My First Lesson As An Entrepreneur”