Sometimes journalists are desperate for any schlub to give perspective on an event, and I’m there to fill in the cracks.
News broke this week that eBay purchased regional e-commerce shop GSI Commerce, and WHYY was interested in whether an exit was good or bad for the region. (I said the region needs balance: exits are great for marketing, provided we also have a diverse portfolio of large, small and startup businesses, though exits can also limit growth.)
“Give me a thousand Philadelphia companies that exit with note, and I’ll give you a region that is seen as a real hub for technology talent and innovation, and the long term benefit of that is real,” said Wink.
Also, earlier this month, I judged a Temple University student design competition and was quoted in the school’s write up of the event.