I started this year with a mission: revive likemind.
In 2008, when the NYTimes wrote about it (and took the photo below), likemind was fresh, energetic, filled with ideas. It was the place to be – places, really, since there are chapters all over the world.
By January 2012, likemind had lost a bit of its momentum. It needed a new direction to reflect the current state of the media and tech community.
When Noah and James asked me to help revive likemind, I have to admit, I had doubts. I went to the likemind site and read the about section:
who: people like you
what: an opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversation
why: because drinking good coffee with likeminded people is fun
when: the third friday of every month (just about)
I reread the section a number of times and I found myself asking: What is this morning meet-up all about? Do people really show up in the morning on a Friday? Will I really meeting interesting people?
And so I proceeded with the task at hand – revive likemind globally and get likemind active again here in NYC. Fast-forward to the February edition of likemind. 6 people showed up and I knew 4 of them (thanks for coming, Percolaters). But a good idea with interesting people is evergreen. Fast-forward one more month to March edition of likemind. Roughly 50 people attended! I met a likeminder from Sweden who was in town visiting and decided to join the NY chapter to meet new people. We chatted for 2 hours, sharing stories, ideas and interests. Doubts completely eliminated, I left this likemind with a new friend and a feeling of inspiration!
Let me take this opportunity to give you a little more intel on likemind from my point of view.
What is likemind?
likemind is a morning coffee meet-up that occurs globally on the 3rd Friday of every month. The mission is to bring together people from a variety of industries to share ideas and have great conversations with new people with some good coffee.
Why should I go to likemind?
The power of likemind lies in the people. We are all busy in our lives with work and personal activities. This is a time to step outside of your routine, meet someone new, and open your mind to ideas and people.
I encourage everyone to come this month to likemind and experience it for yourself. It’s awesome.
Here are the details for NYC:
Where: ‘sNice Café – 45 8th Avenue
When: Friday, April 20th, 8am – 10am
See you at ‘sNice!