Rick explains that every person knows someone that someone else should know. That introverts can be comfortable with being uncomfortable by “collecting dots” and connecting dots only that willing individuals can see. If we are intentional on our own terms we can build community by making common sense, common.
Rick has been an active partner of startups within the Portland area for over 20 years, and produces content on his tech blog, Silicon Florist. Co-founder and GM of Wieden+Kennedy’s PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), Rick advises engineers, makers, doers, bloggers, and geeks to create tech-fueled cultural disruptions around the world.
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