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Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze After Forty

A lot of people were confused why 20 thousand additional men in a city might make finding meaningful romance more difficult — for everyone. So, I’ve written a sequel to “You’ve Got Male.”

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Funded By Seattle Real Estate Developers, Forbes Writer Attacks Amazon Critic

Upton Sinclair said, “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it*.” This is evident in Roger Valdez’s column in Forbes today (How Jobs and Awkward White Men Are Destroying a City) in which he likens my criticism of Amazon’s overwhelming impacts on Seattle to racism against Chinese immigrants in the late …

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Amazon’s Seattle Headcount to Nearly Triple in Five Years

Shortly after ‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future went viral over at GeekWire, Amazon dropped a bombshell. It’s building enough office space to nearly triple its Seattle headcount by 2019. If you like the current dose of Amazon on our city, how would you like two more doses of equal size? Well, it’s coming our way. …

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Amageddon: Amazon’s Driving Seattle to an Increasingly Obvious Future

GeekWire published my latest “‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future“. It’s received nearly 10,000 Facebook actions and definitely tapped into unspoken upset in Seattle residents about the company’s growth. Here’s an excerpt: When I arrived in Seattle in 1991, Tim Wistrom’s art playfully epitomized post-apocalyptic Seattle. But increasingly, the city’s likely doom appears much less …

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Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web. While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ vision of an urban …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s easy to get cynical about voting. Even I’m not sure any longer that it makes much of a difference and recently have stopped voting as frequently. Still, it’s sad to see when cynicism washes over the 0.1%, people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who together control 22% of the country’s …

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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Update: There’s now a sequel, “Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze.“ Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance in San Francisco is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you’re a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. …

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