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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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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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recruiters that “get it”

business
1 minute read

I’m admittedly not a big fan of recruiting agencies/head hunters. I was pleasantly surprised when I met MaryHelen Votral and the CM Access crew back in September at Creative Camp and saw a completely different kind of recruitment process.

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dont break us down, you’re regret it

business
1 minute read

Nate Kohari wrote a great bit about the things that management often forgets to do/not do when handling their software development team.

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calling all freelancers

business
1 minute read

the next 6 months have the potential for a lot of work to cross my keyboard…most of it, out of the scope of things that I can do on my own. I’m looking to team up with sharp, creative, driven individuals who are experienced but also are interested in learning new things. Desig...

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that's what I want

business
1 minute read

I just found an article on informationweek.com that covered stories of 5 people who went from the typical 9-5 drone to exploring their passions, and making buttloads of money doing it.

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