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Why I’m Supporting Technically Philly

community
18 Dec 2009

This week I’m included in Technically Philly’s sponsorship thank yous as their first “philanthropist level” sponsorship. It’s no secret that I’ve been a long time supporter of what Brian, Chris, and Sean do, and that’s not because they’ve written about me and IndyHall a bunch ...

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We’re Not Done Yet

community
15 Nov 2009

“We’d love to wait for you to come on board and help us, but fuck it, we’re gonna do it anyway.” – From Scene but not Nerd, January 2007.

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Billy Joel on the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit

business
05 Oct 2009

The Summit is officially underway, and there’s a possibility that if you’re reading this…that you’re already at the Philadelphia Convention Center, or you’re on your way there.

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The Real Deal

elsewhere
10 Sep 2009

Last week, I shared publicly why I chose not to be involved with Innovation Philadelphia’s Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit.

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Why I decided not to speak at Innovation Philadelphia’s Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit

elsewhere
02 Sep 2009

Kelly Lee, president and CEO of Innovation Philadelphia, invited me to sit on a panel at the summit about new alternatives to the “workplace”. While the topic is something I’m qualified in both knowledge and passion to represent, I’ve decided to decline participation with the ...

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Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose

business
24 Aug 2009

Autonomy – The urge to direct our own lives

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“Policing culture” doesn’t work

community
22 Aug 2009

I write a lot about IndyHall on this blog, but I don’t think I’ve spoken at any great length about another local organization, Philly Startup Leaders. I’ve recently joined the organization as part of a newly formed advisory board, along with a number of other people from vario...

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Why coworking spaces close

coworking
20 Aug 2009

The closing of Workspace in Vancouver is really, really sad news. I only visited workspace for the first time in this past year, but it’s always been an inspiration from a space design/utilization standpoint for me. I met with Dane while I was there in February, and have the u...

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It’s not Coworking if: you’re renting desks

coworking
06 Aug 2009

If you’re renting desks via leases instead of cultivating community via memberships, it’s not coworking.

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First three steps to build your community

community
22 Apr 2009

I think I’ve identified three distinct phases to a community marketing plan.

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Openness and Transparency

business
21 Apr 2009

Two words that have been bastardized into near meaninglessness (or at least misunderstanding) by marketing drones. Thank goodness Tara Hunt, in her brand new book (just released today!) “The Whuffie Factor“, has this to say:

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Important! – Membership Drive for Monday March 9th: IndyHall v2.0

community
06 Mar 2009

As you may have heard by now, we’re considering moving IndyHall into a new, larger office on the other side of Market Street, 20-22 N. 3rd St.

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3 Guidelines for Business you can learn from Who’s Line is it Anyway

business
27 Feb 2009

Last night I was at National Mechanics for the PANMA spring social, and fashionably late as usual. That didn’t keep me from staying late and having some great discussions. One of them was with Aaron “Shaggy” Hoffer-Perkins. Shaggy (best nickname ever. jinkies.) is a partner in...

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Beehive Baltimore Coworking opens February 2nd with 25 members.

coworking
23 Jan 2009

Congratulations to Dave Troy, Newt Fowler, and the whole Baltimore community for what might be one of the fastest paced “call to action” to “space openings” I know about.

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IndyHall part of the feature in Philly Weekly

coworking
07 Jan 2009

IndyHall and a number of other (but hardly all) of the members of the fabulous geek scene we’ve been a part of over the last 2 years got a really great FRONT PAGE feature in this week’s Philadelphia Weekly.

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Excuse me, waiter, there’s a starfish in my Chinese food.

business
26 Dec 2008

A new food->coworking metaphor just showed up in my feed reader. New York Times food reporter Jennier 8. Lee gave the presentation above at Taste32008 conference, a partner program to the TED event.

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What I learned from watching Harvey Milk: A Roadmap for Community Organizing

community
22 Dec 2008

“My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you” That’s a war cry, if I ever heard one. Over the weekend, I sat down to watch Milk, a documentary about the life story of Harvey Milk as the first openly gay public official.

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Geeks who Give – Philly’s Tech and Creative Community band together for Philabundance

community
05 Dec 2008

How far we have come. There was a time where I was stepping out into the world and despite the quality of the industry connections I did have, I felt very alone. I longed for a scene. Not the San Francisco tech scene. Not the New York tech scene. I longed for a scene that embr...

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Freelancer Client Services Pro-tip: Be on the Communication Offensive

business
19 Nov 2008

I’ve communicated with a lot of professionals in my short career. I’ve also spent most of my career working virtually, so I’ve got increasingly good at communicating. In some ways, my policy has become to over communicate.

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Does coworking have a hyphen?

coworking
10 Nov 2008

Some would say, “Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato, Let’s call the whole thing off”.

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