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David Spinks
Re: To Change Culture, Be A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing - http://helloimnadia.com/post...
"Great topic. Makes me think of Tom's and the huge trend they started of "buy one, donate one" that so many other companies tried to replicate. But the reality is, if they didn't make Tom's look cool and trendy they wouldn't have sold. Warby Parker doesn't sell glasses because they also bring eye care to underserved communities, they sell glasses because they're cheap, look great and easy to buy online. Doing good for the world is a nice bonus, and good for marketing, but isn't what drives the buying decision. No matter what, you need to bring clear value to a customer in order to build a successful business. What you choose to do for the world with that successful business is up to you." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: What were the top company blogs of 2014? - http://socialfresh.com/top-bus...
"Absolutely love what first round is doing with the First Round Review http://firstround.com/review" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: 6 slightly unconventional tips from my first year as a Community Manager - http://blog.soundwave.com/6-sligh...
"Love your last point. A lot of CMs focus so much on responding but rarely take the time to just reach out to a few people and talk to them. Sounds like you've learned a lot of really important lessons in the first year and are definitely on the right track. Congrats and keep up the hard work (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship - http://joel.is/post...
"Another wonderful post. Rings completely true for my cofounder relationship with Nadia. I've had both good and bad partnerships in the past and nothing felt as natural as our partnership. I've also found that even the great relationships always have room for improvement and should be looked at as a work in progress." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship - http://joel.is/the-yin...
"Another wonderful post. Rings completely true for my cofounder relationship with Nadia. I've had both good and bad partnerships in the past and nothing felt as natural as our partnership. I've also found that even the great relationships always have room for improvement and should be looked at as a work in progress." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: You don't have to be a startup - Disruption Corporation - http://disruption.vc/blog...
"Part of the reason that people are using the term startup so frequently is because it's cool. "I have a startup" is a statement filled with pride. VC-startup doesn't sound as cool, but is a much better description of the type of company being referred to. Right or wrong, people will continue to use the term startup because it's cool. So either it will fade out when it's not so hip any more, or the meaning of the term startup will evolve to mean any of these types of companies that you listed here. I'd hope that distinguishing between the different kinds of companies (or startups if they're called that) will happen naturally as it becomes clear that each one requires unique investment and growth strategies in order to succeed. The terminology used to describe each of them will form over time. In a nutshell, every time a VC/angel invests in a company that's clearly not suited for that strategy, they'll fail, and we'll all get a little bit smarter...fingers crossed." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Startups Should Care about Building Community - http://500.co/2014...
"I would ignore all of that advice. But that's just me." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Startups Should Care about Building Community - http://500.co/2014...
"I almost always go with facebook groups when I'm just getting a community started. They're extremely effective and versatile. I know a lot of successful companies and startups that still use them as their main platform for their community." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why you should never send negative emails - http://thenextweb.com/entrepr...
"hahaha I've made that mistake too." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why you should never send negative emails - http://thenextweb.com/entrepr...
"Much appreciated Boris." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Meet 2014′s Top 100 Community Managers on Twitter - http://www.getlittlebird.com/2014...
"Thanks for the inclusion Little Bird team! Connie's been a mentor of mine since I first joined the community industry. I remember she told me the same thing (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Meet 2014′s Top 100 Community Managers on Twitter - http://getlittlebird.com/2014...
"Thanks for the inclusion Little Bird team! Connie's been a mentor of mine since I first joined the community industry. I remember she told me the same thing (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: I’m Looking To Help Three Businesses - http://jasonsadler.com/im-look...
"Feast http://letsfeast.com Help people build a habit of cooking at home. Our two priorities right now are expanding our reach while researching our existing students to identify trends in user types and specialty needs." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The psychology behind membership - http://socialfresh.com/sense-o...
"Thanks Krista. I wish I took more psychology classes in college. I've gotten really into it in the last few years." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The psychology behind membership - http://socialfresh.com/sense-o...
"BTW, if you want to learn more about the "Sense of Community" theory, David McMillan will be speaking at CMX Summit on Feb 6th: http://cmxsummit.com" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Great Leaders Take a Moment to Think Before they Respond - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"Awesome! Let me know how it goes (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Great Leaders Take a Moment to Think Before they Respond - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"hahaha you caught me" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: 11 Insights on Building a Startup - http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2013...
"Thanks Evelyne! Yea I think at some point when you're growing it makes sense to start to put a more formal structured culture together. But really early days is where you let things grow naturally. Those are the things that will eventually serve as the foundation for the more formal strategy." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent - https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-hab...
"Totally. You don't want to "cover up" your previous decision. You want to address it, explain what you've learned that caused the change, and move forward." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent - http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-hab...
"Totally. You don't want to "cover up" your previous decision. You want to address it, explain what you've learned that caused the change, and move forward." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent - https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-hab...
"Another great post Joel. This is one I've thought a lot about with my writing. I catch myself avoiding writing about topics sometimes for fear that I might do the opposite in the future. It's tough in an internet world where everything will remain for the public to see forever. But I remind myself about this exact concept, that it's okay to be inconsistent as long as it's rooted in learning and adapting." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent - http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-hab...
"Another great post Joel. This is one I've thought a lot about with my writing. I catch myself avoiding writing about topics sometimes for fear that I might do the opposite in the future. It's tough in an internet world where everything will remain for the public to see forever. But I remind myself about this exact concept, that it's okay to be inconsistent as long as it's rooted in learning and adapting." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Great Leaders Take a Moment to Think Before they Respond - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"woah that's fascinating. Know any amazing anthro speakers that focus on communities? (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why Great Leaders Take a Moment to Think Before they Respond - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"Super interesting. I hadn't really thought about that. I've seen both now that I think about it. I've had good mentors who both speak loudly and who speak softly. I wonder if it's just a personality thing or if they're purposeful about it. It seems though, that it's always the ones I consider to be a bit more collected and wiser that speak very calmly and aren't making an effort to be loud. Will have to think on that one some more. Thanks for the comment Jordan!" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: The psychology behind membership - http://socialfresh.com/sense-o...
"Thanks a lot Nate!" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Imperfect Practice Makes Perfect - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"Thanks Anjali!" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Using Fear as a Guide for Personal Growth and Happiness - The Feast Blog - http://blog.letsfeast.com/post...
"Absolutely. But there's nothing better than taking something that feels difficult and making it easy through hard work (=" - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Real Communities Require These 4 Underlining Factors - http://socialfresh.com/communi...
"Exactly. It's how you can turn an audience into a community." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why clever and lazy leaders are more efficient - https://blog.bufferapp.com/...
"Super interesting stuff. Where I find it hard to get on board with is in the assumption that it's easy to prioritize and simplify. In most cases, I've found that it takes a lot more work to make something simple than it is to make it complicated. It takes a lot of effort to delegate properly. Maybe it's just the word lazy that I can't wrap my head around. Laziness is associated with sitting around and doing nothing but in this idea it talks about it being a trait of extreme focus and clear direction. I don't know what a better word would be." - David Spinks
David Spinks
Re: Why clever and lazy leaders are more efficient - http://blog.bufferapp.com/...
"Super interesting stuff. Where I find it hard to get on board with is in the assumption that it's easy to prioritize and simplify. In most cases, I've found that it takes a lot more work to make something simple than it is to make it complicated. It takes a lot of effort to delegate properly. Maybe it's just the word lazy that I can't wrap my head around. Laziness is associated with sitting around and doing nothing but in this idea it talks about it being a trait of extreme focus and clear direction. I don't know what a better word would be." - David Spinks
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