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Community-in-a-Box is the place to start your journey on building your own healthy and engaged community. You will find resources, insights, and a community to help guide you along the way!

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This book is a labor of love and a bit of a catharsis. It is a nuts and bolts, how-to book interspersed with the blood and guts of what it took to learn the ropes of community building between the pages.

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Mark Birch is a community builder, entrepreneur, business development expert, and startup advisor based in Singapore and NYC.

He currently works at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Startup Advocate helping to support the community of startups & entrepreneurs across Asia-Pacific. He is the founder of DEV.BIZ.OPS, a blog about technology innovation and transformation. He also founded the Enterprise Sales Forum, a global community of 25,000 B2B sales professionals that meet in-person and virtually through local chapters to share ideas, network with peers, and learn new skills.

Previously, Mark was at Stack Overflow to help launch their Enterprise SaaS Q&A platform and then led efforts to expand business in APAC. Before that he worked at a diverse group of leading technology companies, including Oracle, E.piphany and Siebel, in sales in contributor and leadership roles. He got his start in technology by accident as a programmer without any programming experience.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. In his non-working hours, he likes to tour around Chinatown exploring dumplings shacks, and he can generally be seen rocking out to extreme metal.

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"You make me excited to get a fresh notebook alongside this book to get started with setting up a community for people who share the same values and vision!"

-Xin Yi Yao, DEI Educator & Organizer

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"Community-in-a-Box is an excellent summary of the things you should know before building a community. In his book, Mark tells you the whole, unadorned truth and gives you priceless hints about building a community and what you should take care of based on his own experiences. If you plan to build a community, read Mark's book first!"

-Stefan Scherzer, Co-Founder at

"If you want to start, grow, and evolve your own community that lasts, Mark has written your companion guide. Community In A Box is not simply a practical handbook, but an inspiration for all community leaders to see their dreams through."

-Jonathan Sroka, Early Stage SaaS Sales Leader

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