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Posts about #business (Page 6 of 7)

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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Billy Joel on the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit

business
4 minute read

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
1 minute read

Autonomy – The urge to direct our own lives

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Why coworking spaces close

coworking
3 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
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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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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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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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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Growth and Change

business
3 minute read

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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Is coworking for profit or non-profit?

business
7 minute read

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
3 minute read

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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Keep your Audience Relevent – Not All Press is Good Press

business
4 minute read

The last few weeks have been VERY good to IndyHall and some of our other grassroots creative friends. One of the leaders of those groups, Blake Jennelle, asked me about the response from press. He asked if the recent spot on CBS Morning News, or the Philadelphia Business Journ...

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They say things happen in 3s

business
9 minute read

Important Update: Alex’s involvement in Round3 has changed.

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beginning 2008 with a dream

business
3 minute read

I don’t consider January 1st the official start to the year because for myself, like many many others, it’s more like “national hangover day” and not really how I want to represent the beginning of the year. So effectively, for me, January 2nd is the beginning of the new year.

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I don’t care too much for eyeballs, eyeballs can’t buy me love

business
2 minute read

I have no idea when I took such a strong liking to marketing, or markets, or strategy…but it’s been on my mind a lot recently so you can expect lots of stuff in this tone to come…I hope, anyway.

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15 billion freaking dollars?

business
2 minute read

So the tech world was a-buzz with two things yesterday. One, GMail FINALLY added IMAP support, making Gmail USEFUL on the iPhone. God bless. More on that as I find quirks, both positive and negative.

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for the love of the game

business
5 minute read

“We’re a community of workers, unified by the fact that we all make a living doing things that we love” – Dave Speers

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the future is safe

business
1 minute read

Just a quick thought from my attendance of my sister’s high school graduation tonight. Before I go any further, I’ll send out a congrats to my sister, since I’m very proud of her surviving the shithole of a hometown I grew up in, coming out normal, and moreover, taking the plu...

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3 months in

business
2 minute read

3 months ago, I made a pledge to myself.

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a brief moment of clarity…

elsewhere
1 minute read

..in a totally insane world right now. I:

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