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Some say I have a unique perspective on business. It’s served me well, and many seem to find it both useful and refreshing!

This collection includes my full back catalog of articles about business, marketing, money, funding, scaling, and more.


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The stories you tell

business
27 Mar 2014

You remember to talk about the future, what you haven’t done yet, because it’s still amazing/exciting to you. It’s easy and fun to dream, and share that dream with others.

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“Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell” and other similar nonsense you might read about trends in the workplace

business
21 Nov 2013

Oh look, open floorplan offices are under scrutiny again, this time by the Harvard Business review.

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Why did my coworking space ditch me?

business
30 Jul 2013

Coworking is growing into a global phenomenon — but bigger isn’t always better.

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N3rd Street branding being used by the big boys

business
05 Jun 2013

It’s been almost 6 years after moving Indy Hall  into our first Old City clubhouse, and just a few years after publicly sharing the name N3rd Street for our corridor dubbed by our friends at Jarv.us. The name began as more of a colloquialism, and less of a branding effort, but...

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Indy Hall Community featured in Select Greater Philadelphia annual report

business
23 May 2013

Yet another piece of printed recognition for our community to be proud of: Select Greater Philadelphia (one of the region’s main economic development and marketing entities) just published it’s annual report. Included in it is a highlight of the city’s growing coworking ecosys...

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Indy Hall Featured in Knight Foundation & National League of Cities Report: Case Studies of U.S. Communities Creating Greater Civic Participation from the Bottom Up

business
01 May 2013

Damn, that’s a mouthful of a post title, isn’ it?

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Why Coworking is Growing in Australia, Part I: The Culture & Pace of Business

business
17 Apr 2013

I’ve been to Australia twice in the last 12 months. Three different cities. All for coworking related activities.

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Indy Hall 2012: Reviewing Our Coworking Community by the Numbers

business
04 Feb 2013

With coworking spaces closing or getting to the brink of closure, it’s important for Indy Hall to do even more to lead by example on the community building side of the operation. The numbers – our bottom line – that are directly related to how we grow our community are worth s...

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How do you know if your community is leaking?

community
18 Dec 2012

How much of your energy is focused on growing your community by adding new members?

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There’s No Substitute for Analog

business
02 Dec 2012

Last night I got to tour Miner Street Recordings, the home of the Weathervane Music Incubator (disclosure, Geoff and I are both on Weathervane’s advisory board) & the birthplace of some incredible Philadelphia independent music. I found myself amidst talented musicians, ca...

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The three necessary ingredients for community. Do you have them?

community
19 Nov 2012

I’ve realized that people tend to avoid defining “community” because there are so many variations on the recipe. We say things like, “That’s not how my community works” or “we did it this way” to draw lines in the sand based on differences without taking the time to look for s...

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(A Better Way to Say) Philly is for Entrepreneurs

business
26 Oct 2012

This morning, I’ll be joining a few of my friends and the Mayor of Philadelphia as he announces a new City of Philadelphia initiative called StartupPHL and I wanted to share a few thoughts in the moments beforehand.

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When Coworking Spaces Fail – “Live” & Uncut

business
12 Oct 2012

Guest contributor Michelle Leddon interviewed me via email for a Deskmag piece on Coworking Space Failures, which I happily obliged, especially given my interest and recent info-gathering efforts on the topic.

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5 Reasons Your Community Isn’t Growing

business
21 Sep 2012

Are you feeling the pressure to be a better community builder?

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My morbid curiosity with Coworking Space Closings

business
18 Sep 2012

I’m sure I’m not the only person interested in Coworking who has Google Alerts set up for the words “coworking” and, sigh, “co-working“.

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Tips for Building Community After Opening a Coworking Space

business
30 Jul 2012

Have you ever gone grocery shopping while hungry?

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The Virtues of Indy Hall

business
02 Apr 2012

After last week’s town hall about Indy Hall’s expansion, I was speaking with some friends about how we approach things, especially in times of growth. We’re pretty deliberate about the way we choose to interact and the things that we make priorities, and while these decisions ...

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Not a Joke: Indy Hall v3.0 – The Future of Indy Hall

business
01 Apr 2012

This is a cross-post from the Indy Hall blog.

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Tweeting The Current State of Coworking

business
17 Mar 2012

A 140-character-at-a-time adventure that could’ve been any Saturday night, but just so happened to be last night.

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The Sweet Spot Between Business Partners

business
26 Jan 2012

  This post rang true of a comment that I’ve made many times about what to look for in a great business partner, and one of the reasons why I think it’s impossible to find a great business partner with the “speed dating” approach.

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