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

business
3 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
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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
2 minute read

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
5 minute read

“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
2 minute read

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
3 minute read

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
2 minute read

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

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so everybody can win

elsewhere
1 minute read

I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the weird spot I’m in, career wise.

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doing something better

elsewhere
4 minute read

In my last post (just a few hours ago, I know), I mentioned how I was most fulfilled when I was doing.

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I know I'm transitioning, but I'm not sure what to

elsewhere
4 minute read

I’ve spent some time catching up on videos from FOWA London 08, including highlights of some of my good friends giving really great presentations about things that they believe in and think are important.

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you’re only screwed if you suck

business
3 minute read

I hate to add to the droves and droves of commentary and confusion around the fact that our economy is, well, not doing so well.

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how long can organic communities self-moderate?

community
3 minute read

I’ve been involved in a lot of talk recently about community building versus community development, or even community design.

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Rant: Coworking vs. Incubator

coworking
5 minute read

Recently on the coworking list, the “what is coworking” debate has flared up again, this time comparing it to an incubator.

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the importance of a clubhouse

coworking
5 minute read

This past weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of IndyHall’s grand opening. I’ve been making it a point to clearly define what we were celebrating, for a reason. At our party, I added some clarity to the point.

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don’t miss this weekend

community
1 minute read

This is the weekend to end all weekends.

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Catch me if you can

elsewhere
3 minute read

Somehow, the month of September has gotten pretty nuts, and it hasn’t even begun yet. Since some of you follow me, you may be interested in my whereabouts. So here’s the plan:

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One Year at IndyHall to the day.

coworking
1 minute read

Amazing how far we came from sitting on the floor to packing the house and tearing up the Philly Scene on a regular basis.

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Coworking Panels at SXSW

community
2 minute read

Clearly, I’m learning! Normally I don’t do anything to plan for SXSW until a month or two before. This year, I’m turning over a new leaf!

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Anniversary Reflections

coworking
2 minute read

Today, 8/10/08, marks the 1 year anniversary of Geoff and I signing the lease and acquiring the keys to the office at 32 Strawberry street that myself and a few dozen others have come to fondly call home. That home has allowed for the cultivation of one of the most exciting an...

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