Author Archives: David Spinks

Does Community Live on a Spectrum?

This is post #5 in my 365 Day Writing Challenge. Want to follow along? Subscribe here.   The word community is thrown around a lot.  If you ask 100 people what community is you’ll likely get 100 different answers. In the context of business the term community is used a lot to describe a lot of things….

The Two Questions to Answer Before Building a Community for your Business

This is post #4 in my 365 Writing Challenge. Subscribe to follow along. When someone asks for advice for how to build a community for their business I always start by asking the same two questions: Why is community valuable to your business? Why is community valuable to your potential community members? I think those…

Lessons Learned from Two Years of Bootstrapping CMX and our Plans for the Future

This is post #3 in my 365 Writing Challenge. Subscribe to follow along. It was Sunday, November 17th, 2013 when Max Altschuler and I sat down at the W Hotel in SOMA to watch football and discuss an idea for a new conference. A couple hours later, we shook hands and decided that we’re going…

A Simple Model to Measure and Improve your Leadership Skills

This is post #2 in my 365 Writing Challenge. If you’re a founder, leadership is probably a topic that runs through your head every single day. The success of your company is directly related to your ability to lead. We’ve seen companies live and die by their leadership. We’ve also seen all different kinds of…

I’m Writing 365 Posts in 2016… One Post Every Day

Here we go… new year, new challenges. One of my areas of improvement for 2016 is to improve my focus. But I haven’t improved it yet so I decided take on a whole bunch of challenges this year. They are: Write (and publish) every day No alcohol for all of January Wake up at 6:30…