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likemind 2007


Just wanted to take a little time to announce some exciting likemind news. On top of locking down an official day (the third Friday of every month), we’ve expanded again and we’re now at seven cities.

Rocking out at 8am this month will be New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and Oslo (though they’re at 9am). We’ve gotten an amazing response so far and we’re looking for 2007 to be a big year.

If you’ve never been, I highly recommend checking it out. If there’s not one in your city, you could always volunteer to host.

Before I finish, I just want to talk about two things that people said to me after the last likemind.ny. First, Shana (of dolphin and theory people fame) described it as kind of like a cocktail party in the morning. Then, Erik said he was amazed that the social pressure was on the people in conversations to include outsiders, rather than the outsiders to include themselves in conversations. It seems that because people genuinely believe everyone else around there is interesting, they really want to talk to strangers. It’s a very neat vibe.

Now unfortunately I won’t be at NYC this month, since I’ll be in London that week. But stay tuned, because I’m trying to set up a little likemind.lon action for while I’m there. And of course, if you’re in London from January 15-20 and want to meet up at some point, drop me a line

January 8, 2007