I’ve been writing, speaking and thinking a lot about modern talent-attraction strategies.
A relatively new video-focused local video news site called My New Philly kindly came to our new Technically Media offices and interviewed me about our work and entrepreneurship generally.
How are so-called innovation clusters happening across the country and in Philadelphia specifically? Alongside Dilworth Paxson law firm CEO Ajay Raju, I was interviewed on the subject over drinks at Parc on Rittenhouse Park.
The interview was for Temple University law school’s blog and came in a two-part series from a Temple law professor and transcribed by a precocious law student.
Read part one here, in which we talk about Philadelphia’s own development of a tech and entrepreneurship communit
Read part two here, in which we talk about what that development can mean for the rest of Philadelphia.
Sometimes when a word is really powerful, it gets over-used enough that its power dwindles. This happens in cycles, like how “collaboration” was sorely stretched in recent years as institutions got hip to open source culture, and now as “innovation” is being slid into the name of any new effort from any organization aiming to look forward-thinking.
That over-use doesn’t mean the word isn’t effective. It is. But it should mean it requires defense. So when I was asked to submit to business marketing magazine SmartCEO my own definition of the word and my process for employing it, I tried to do just that.
Near the close of the OpenDataRace, a popularity contest for data sets that affect nonprofit missions, I was asked onto NewsWorks Tonight, the daily, local drive-time news radio show from NPR affiliate WHYY. We recorded the segment last week and it aired Monday.