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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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What “Regional Impact” looks like

business
14 Dec 2010

I met Daniel Shipton, founder of since-shuttered “Impromptu Studio” in Des Moines, and knew he was in it for all the right reasons.

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On Small Town Coworking

business
07 Dec 2010

I’ve been a broken record for years on the topic of the importance of “finding your members before you even start looking for space” when it comes to opening coworking spaces, but nothing illustrates how powerful it can be than this quote from Joel Bennet of Veel Hoeden in Pel...

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Fear and Loathing in Phoenix – My 48 Hour Binge Experience at NewsFoo

business
05 Dec 2010

I’m coming down from a 48 hour binge. Not one fueled by two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…and also a quart...

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Manage to Greatness

business
05 Dec 2010

I met a guy named Sam Jones this weekend at FooCamp. He buys dead magazines. He’s awesome.

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Raise the Bar by Raising the Bar

business
02 Dec 2010

I wanted to publish this before I arrived tomorrow at NewsFoo, a niche FooCamp co-organized by O’Reilly, Google, and the Knight News Foundation. It’s self-described as “a gathering of 150 key practitioners and thinkers from the worlds of journalism, technology, and public poli...

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A Better Job Board

business
23 Nov 2010

There’s a handful of great creative industry job boards that aren’t specific to Philadelphia, and the ones that are here tend to be relatively underused or mis-populated. At the same time, Indy Hall has been decidedly pinned as a “source for talent”, while we actively avoid pu...

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Not Just Another Self-Involved Tech Scene

business
19 Nov 2010

Philadelphia’s tech community is special.

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Vitamins vs. Prescriptions

business
14 Nov 2010

Giving good advice is difficult.

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Encouraging Collaboration in Coworking

business
11 Nov 2010

This is a repost from the Coworking Google Group, because I thought it was useful enough to share here as well.

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Take Interest, Don’t Fake Interest

business
06 Nov 2010

“So, what do you do?”

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Don’t Fear Your Bias

business
03 Nov 2010

Last night I spent some time on the phone with my good friend Jacob brainstorming with him some ideas for his upcoming presentation at the Coworking EU conference. Near the end of our conversation (which yielded some pretty exciting directions and possibilities for him to fill...

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Why Monocultures Suck

business
01 Nov 2010

Living in a society where we encounter different backgrounds and professions in our daily routines makes for a more tolerant society; it also makes us smarter, more original in the ideas we have – and in the companies we create. – Steven JohnsonIt’s not necessarily to say th...

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The Real Value of Bootstrapping

business
06 Oct 2010

There’s a lot of reasons not to give up a slice of your passion or business to somebody else, but Tony hits a home run as to the real reason why in his reflection “Alone at NWC“.

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How did I get here?

business
04 Oct 2010

If a “career” is the sum of the activities which make up a person’s work history and future, mine is unorthodox, to say the least.

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Random Thoughts on Entrepreneurship

business
01 Mar 2010

Lifted with attribution to Hugh MacLeod. These are his ideas, not mine. I just happend to dig on most of them.

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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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Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose

business
24 Aug 2009

Autonomy – The urge to direct our own lives

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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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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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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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