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Organic vs. Manufactured Community

In publishing my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community, I had a heavy emphasis on grassroots efforts vs. big top-down events and organizations.  This is clearly a value judgement on my part.  I’m a big believer in organic communities that are created by and for the end users.  I’m skeptical of top-down initiatives that […]


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Culture

The NextView team went away for a couple days recently for a strategy offsite. One of the major topics we discussed was firm culture.  It’s an elusive idea.  Usually, culture happens TO you.  You inherit it when you join a firm based on the personalities and decisions of those who came before you. Even if […]