I love the trend of community tables at coffee shops. Big dining room size tables are great for spreading out my sketchbook, laptop, coffee, phone, planner, and reading materials. They are also great places to connect, meet community folks, practice listening, get ideas, test the market and get inspiration.

Today I got feedback and advice from a former dean of a law school, a doctor, and retiree from a company for which I want to work. That’s a pretty good ROI for the price of a cup of coffee.