100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 56. Join A New Group

Go to a bikers meeting. Or, if you’re not a biker, to a toastmasters meeting. Join a new group and see how you fit in. It may help if the group is centered around some of your passions, of course. It will reveal a lot about your social skills. We’re designed to act and live … Read more 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 56. Join A New Group

8 Things I Learned From Starting My 8th Business

Connect Hub

A few weeks ago I wrote about disruption, and how to embrace it. The context was related to my sudden involvement in a new business (doubled by a drastic change in lifestyle, but that’s another story). The new business, a co-working space in Bucharest, called Connect Hub, is up and running now, and although it’s … Read more 8 Things I Learned From Starting My 8th Business

Open Connect, Connect Hub and Disruption

For the past two months, little has happened here, on this blog. But on the other side of the screen, there was mayhem. A good mayhem, that is. Put aside 15 minutes or so, a cup of coffee and prepare to read a story about connection, disruption, abrupt lifestyle changes and rapid evolution. The Outside … Read more Open Connect, Connect Hub and Disruption

How To Create An Online Community – The Make Money Part

In the last article I described the process of creating an online community – namely the one around the Open Connect event. As of today, I started an experiment in monetizing this community. I’m going to share the entire process here. I don’t yet know if this experiment is going to be successful or not, … Read more How To Create An Online Community – The Make Money Part

How To Build An Online Community

What follows is a rather detailed breakdown of one of my most rewarding experiences as a digital nomad: namely, creating a real life community behind the Open Connect concept. If you want to know how to transform a personal, enriching experience, into a social experiment, if you love working from coffee shops or if you … Read more How To Build An Online Community

Open Connect – 14 Events Later

I hate being stuck. I hate being stuck in traffic, I hate being stuck in a job (or a project) I don’t like and, most of all, I hate being stuck in an unfulfilling relationship. Yet, that’s what happened during the last years. Well, almost all of them. I was stuck in a personal situation … Read more Open Connect – 14 Events Later