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In yesterday’s post I shared the desire to transform a vacant parking lot in Jacksonville.

What are some things you can do to transform a vacant lot:

1. Host a regular Farmer’s Market.
2. Host outdoor concerts.
3. Host outdoor food truck events.

How about all three?


Vacant Lot Musings

Emptry Parking Lot

I have not written much on my blog this year. My interest is still on urban revitalization.

It’s important to keep in mind the why behind the what of our actions.

There is a vacant lot in NW Jax that I believe has tremendous potential to be a source of community. I hope to be able to add more life to this area very soon.


Micro-Apartments in Connecticut

The concept of micro-apartments appears to be a viable concept working well in Connecticut. Innovative solutions are in order for individuals who may need less space and closer proximity to downtown areas.


Entrepreneur Insight

Wisdom is key in all areas of life. There is no substitute for it. We must seek to apply it in every day of our lives. It’s one of the reasons why I am reading a different book each month this year. You can read my thoughts about the latest read Rework.

The web is also full of individuals sharing knowledge about many things. For today’s post I pulled together vital points from some filters you may know and not know around the topic of entrepreneurship. Here is what they had to say….


Entrepreneur Insight

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Entrepreneurs + Leaders: Eat right and exercise, even when you’re busy. You cannot afford to be sick and lethargic. Honor your instrument.Lisa Nicole Bell
Change is not always progress, but progress always requires change. #kingdombiz #prosperonpurposePaul Wilson Jr
If you find you are not enjoying what you are doing as entrepreneur…change course! That’s why you are an #entrepreneur, remember!? ;)Pam Moore
#entrepreneur ´┐Ż´┐Żlittlemissching
Update @JAXChamber Don’t let the setbacks stop you. If you can persevere and do what’s necessary you can be an entrepreneur. Rick Sontag.Carlton L Robinson
FACT: If you are in business, you are in #SALES! Every successful entrepreneur learned how to sell what s/he has to offer!Adam Urbanski
#passion #startup #entrepreneurQuospire

What are some the points that stand out to you about being an entrepreneur?


I Read Rework By The Founders Of 37 Signals

Just finished reading Rework from the founders of 37 Signals. Good read. Against the grain from the way most companies are run. #fb
Dewitt Robinson

I just finished reading 37 Signals from the founders of 37 Signals. Why? Well, it is one of my goals to read a different book each month this year. Also, I picked up a copy because I want to learn from successful entrepreneurs. Their path and ultimate progress to “shipping” their products.

It is unlike anything I have ever read or experienced in any workplace setting. I am almost certain it goes against the grain from the way most companies are run. The read suggests…

  1. People go home at 5
  2. Ignore common, repeated meetings for the sake of meeting
  3. Ignore resumes
  4. “Undo Competition”
  5. Hire when it hurts
  6. Get your product out there first
  7. Don’t imitate your competition (one of my favorites)

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