Posts Tagged with "building a community"

Businesses that Exist in the Intersections

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Businesses that Exist in the Intersections

Last Wednesday evening I stopped by Powells Books for Chris Guillebeau’s $100 Startup Book Tour. Chris is an awesome speaker. I love how genuine he is up there. Not showy or verbose– just himself. It’s nice to see an introvert rocking the stage and captivating the audience like that. (Especially as I prepare to tackle […]

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

I’ve officially gone coo coo about the Paleo lifestyle. In the last week, I’ve absorbed heaps of information about the movement: books, blogs, podcasts (shout out to Angelo Coppola at Latest in Paleo which is fantastic), everything I could get my hands on. I’ve joined a CSA, tried a whole bunch of new, delicious Primal […]

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The Eternal Battle between Art and Marketing (and Why the two Needn’t be at War)

Monday, January 23, 2012

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The Eternal Battle between Art and Marketing (and Why the two Needn’t be at War)

I met a very nice Apple fanboy the other day when I went to pick up my MacBook Pro. (We exchanged business cards, so hopefully he’s reading this.) His name was Scott, and Scott was a photographer. I try to be careful when telling someone what I do for work, because it often leads to […]

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The Infamous Goal-Setting Post of 2012!

Monday, December 26, 2011

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The Infamous Goal-Setting Post of 2012!

I have an intimate relationship with my goals. They aren’t things I ponder once a year. They’re with me every day while I work, pushing me. These are all ideas that have been percolating in my head for a while. Now that 2012 is here, it’s time to start implementing them. My goals for 2012 […]

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

Today I’m going to answer a question that was sent in by puttypeep, Matt. Matt writes, “I’ve spent the last two months working full time on my two blogs and whilst satisfying, for the most part, I find that there always appears to be so much to do, from design, to promotion, planning and so […]

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The Discomfort of Becoming a “Public Person”

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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The Discomfort of Becoming a “Public Person”

Back when I started Puttylike, one of the biggest fears I had to overcome was the fear of becoming a “public person.” I remember thinking that there’s this distinction– some people are “public people,” and the rest of us are, well… everybody else. Of course, this whole paradigm has shifted in recent years, with everyone […]

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It’s Cool to Be a Geek! How Rami Smooshed Together his Interests in Video Games and Dating

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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It’s Cool to Be a Geek! How Rami Smooshed Together his Interests in Video Games and Dating

There’s something about this story that really tugs at my heart. When I first met Rami in 2004, he was a harmless, lovable nerd with a creative streak– a video game champion who studied kung fu and played the harp. He was a sweet guy, but definitely not what I’d call a chick magnet… We […]

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Renaissance Biz Case Study: Bringing Together Family, Natural Health and Photography + What Makes a Good Name?

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Renaissance Biz Case Study: Bringing Together Family, Natural Health and Photography + What Makes a Good Name?

“Most of the ‘mommy blogs’ out there are so hokey…” was the gist of her argument (I’m paraphrasing), “and the food and recipe blogs tend to be restrictive– a “one size fits all” approach where you impose a healthy lifestyle on yourself and your family. I’m more interested in experimenting as a family,” she added. […]

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