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Long Term Defensibility as a Franchise with Deep, Unique Local Data

Long Term Defensibility as a Franchise with Deep, Unique Local Data

I think a lot about long term strategic defensibility when evaluating any business (& building my own). The best companies, focus on what they do better than anyone else, that is extremely hard to duplicate — and stay focused on executing on increasing that defensibility. You’ve…

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Community Is Not The Goal

Community Is Not The Goal

This is an old video I’ve watched before, but it’s worth watching again. For those that understand my commitment and investment into community, it’s no surprise why I love Jeff Turner so much. He gets community in a way virtually no one else does. Happy Saturday.

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The Crappy World of Leads

The Crappy World of Leads

From Brian’s most recent post at 1000Watt: This week I sat in a conference room with a bunch of really smart people who showed me a future without online real estate leads. It was a transcendent experience. The “online lead” has been dangled over the…

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Can You “Platform” Community?

Can You “Platform” Community?

Arnold Waldstein wrote an interesting post the other day titled “Can you platform community?“. It’s a topic I think about non stop, given community is what I’m most passionate about enabling in this world. I KNOW community changes lives for the better, and if I…

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Interview with Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover

Interview with Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover

Many technologists who read this blog probably frequent Product Hunt at least weekly. Mark Suster, a venture capitalist in Los Angeles whose blog Both Sides of the Table I read regularly, recently interviewed Product Hunt’s founder, Ryan Hoover. The hour long video is below, and well worth watching:…

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Revive a Neighborhood: With Imagination, Beauty and Art

Revive a Neighborhood: With Imagination, Beauty and Art

I just watched a TED talk with Theaster Gates about reviving neglected neighborhoods through art. It’s worth watching: I wrote about the concept of a startup house this weekend. The motivator for building either an art hub or a startup house is the exact same: building local community….

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Fatdoor, Bringing Robots to a Neighborhood Near You

Fatdoor, Bringing Robots to a Neighborhood Near You

There are a ton of social networks focused on neighborhoods. Nextdoor (prior coverage) is likely the largest and most well known. Fatdoor is re-launching. With robots. Truthfully, this just makes me sigh. For those who want to connect with your neighbors with robots, you can sign…

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CloudPeeps – A Marketplace to find a Community Manager

CloudPeeps – A Marketplace to find a Community Manager

Those that read this blog regularly, know building community is something I’m more than slightly passionate about. I’ve convinced, regardless of what industry you are in, to succeed in business long term — you need a community. If you don’t want to do what it…

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Revitalizing Urban Cores

Revitalizing Urban Cores

You all should read Fred Wilson’s post about Revitalizing Urban Cores. Real estate agents and brokers obviously have a vested interest in increased economic activity in your local area; more economic activity = increased likelihood residents will buy and sell more homes. This topic comes…

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Turning Clients into Lifestyle Communities: Ongoing Communication & Engagement

Turning Clients into Lifestyle Communities: Ongoing Communication & Engagement

First, think through what your community members want. News Events Insider knowledge And they want to be connected to great… activities people professional service providers local establishments …all specific to their lifestyle. How do you deliver that? 1. Content / News. If you care deeply…

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