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Quantity over Quality

The best way to get better at pottery, at economic development, or at anything, is to do more.

Quantity over Quality
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The 22 Rules of Storytelling for Economic Developers, Downtown Marketers, and Tourism Directors

A must-read for writers, economic developers, and anyone who wants to tell captivating stories.

The 22 Rules of Storytelling for Economic Developers, Downtown Marketers, and Tourism Directors
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6 Loops to Break

Sometimes econ dev is a loop. Here are 6 to break out of.

6 Loops to Break
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Create Anti Goals

Anti-goals force us to ask “How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?”.

Create Anti Goals
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Rules for Conferences

Conferences are about face-to-face interaction, not about sitting in sessions.

Rules for Conferences
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The Power of a Favor

Asking for help is a hard thing to do, and an even harder thing to admit.

The Power of a Favor
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11 Strategies to be a Better Economic Developer

Check out number four!

11 Strategies to be a Better Economic Developer
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7 Tactics to Be a World-Class Negotiator

Anything you want in life is only a negotiation away.

7 Tactics to Be a World-Class Negotiator
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Introducing: Econ Dev Show Peer Mentoring

Help other econ devs, and be helped, as both teacher and student.

Introducing: Econ Dev Show Peer Mentoring
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Obvious and Amazing

How did you even come up with that? It’s genius!

Obvious and Amazing