Author Archives: David Spinks

“I Don’t Have Time”

I recently received some sound advice from one of our advisors, Robin Spinks, he said I should start getting some lol coaching. Yes, he’s also my uncle. He also happens to be the smartest person I know in the world when it comes to productivity and time management. I’ve been really busy lately, and have had…

Want to be a Leader? Stop Trying to be a Leader

  The strongest leaders don’t try to be leaders. They’re just doing their thing. It’s great to read and try to learn how to be a leader, but the best books and guides can really be summed up as “determine your values, or standards, stick to them and communicate them efficiently”. Great leaders aren’t trying to…

Does Community Management Need a New Title?

Recently I was having a drink with my friend Greg Isenberg and we discussed one of the big challenges the community industry faces. “Community as a term, has a lot of baggage”, I explained. “People perceive community to be this fluffy, emotional thing. They don’t associate it with business strategy or real business value.” He agreed,…

Do you Need to be “Out for Blood” to Succeed?

Today I was listening to an episode of the Reboot Podcast (highly recommended for founders/CEO’s). This one was with my friend Tracy Lawrence, CEO of Chewse. Tracy was also my mentor during the 500 Startups program when I participated a couple years ago so I was particularly excited to listen to this episode. There was…

The Intimate Internet Has Arrived

This is post #7 in my 365 Day Writing Challenge. Want to follow along? Subscribe here.   Did you know that the usage of Facebook Groups has increased by 50% in the last two years? More than 925 million people now use the product each month — a number previously unreleased — up from 850 million…