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so everybody can win

elsewhere
20 Oct 2008

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
13 Oct 2008

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
13 Oct 2008

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
10 Oct 2008

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
02 Oct 2008

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
14 Sep 2008

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
02 Sep 2008

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
28 Aug 2008

This is the weekend to end all weekends.

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Catch me if you can

elsewhere
25 Aug 2008

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
15 Aug 2008

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
12 Aug 2008

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
10 Aug 2008

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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The Great Open Source Birthday Party

community
01 Aug 2008

IndyHall’s office is almost 1 year old. We signed our lease on August 10th, 2007, began occupying the space on August 13th, and over the next 2 weeks, built out our intial office. At the end of August, we threw our inaugral party.

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If FailCamp succeeds, is it still FailCamp?

community
27 Jul 2008

The meta/double negative jokes ran wild yesterday, when Philadelphia became home of the first successful FailCamp (again, with the irony).

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Growth and Change

business
08 Jul 2008

As one project I’m most passionate about approaches it’s 1st birthday, and another mission I set out on skims past 4 months since it’s inception, I’ve come to some realizations and the teams from both businesses and I made some tough decisions.

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We want your failures.

community
19 Jun 2008

Amy Hoy and I have been talking about an event for long enough, it’s time to put ourselves on the hook and make it happen.

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Does coworking need a license?

coworking
16 Jun 2008

I’ve been trying to deduce some of the missing links I see with the coworking community that I’ve grown to love oh so much. Not just IndyHall and the organizations in its periphery, but the place where some might say the most central coworking activity takes place: the coworki...

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Is coworking for profit or non-profit?

business
29 May 2008

In a post today on Not An MBA, they evaluated the business side of coworking. And to be completely honest, I’m a little bothered by the category that we’ve been put into. We seem to be pushed aside in favor of the critically “for profit” models in terms of sustainability.

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On Civic Entrepreneurship

business
16 May 2008

Geoff and I were out chatting about some things last night and in conversation I mentioned the term “Civic Entrepreneurship”. The word came out of my mouth nonchalantly, and frankly, I’m not sure where exactly I’d heard it before, or if I was using it in the appropriate contex...

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My first city council meeting

community
07 May 2008

Today was the day I realized the value of live, citizen journalism.

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