Posts Categorized: philadelphia

Behind the scenes of a front-page Biz Journal interview, “Coworking: Any old space won’t do”

I have a love/hate relationship with the press, especially when it comes to coworking. Mostly because I know what’s NOT in the story. On one hand, I can’t imagine a world where coworking’s increasingly mainstream presence could’ve happened without articles in mainstream press like the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. On the other hand, these same… Read more »

5 ways to succeed when collaborating with your local government

Back when Indy Hall was just a few days old, we were “lucky” enough to get some really good front-page newspaper coverage. Pretty quickly, our phone was ringing. But it wasn’t prospective community members who were calling, it was folks from our city government. I vividly remember a call with someone in the Department of Commerce. It went something… Read more »

To build a strong community, stop “community managing”, be a Tummler instead.

I can’t stand the title “community manager“. I’m not a community manager. I never have not never will hire a community manager. And I know I’m not the only one. I’ve been thinking hard about these silly two words, and one realization is that my problem isn’t exactly with the term itself. Rather, the problem is a mindset… Read more »