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Not Just Another Self-Involved Tech Scene

business
19 Nov 2010

Philadelphia’s tech community is special.

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Vitamins vs. Prescriptions

business
14 Nov 2010

Giving good advice is difficult.

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Encouraging Collaboration in Coworking

business
11 Nov 2010

This is a repost from the Coworking Google Group, because I thought it was useful enough to share here as well.

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Coworking as a Business: It has nothing to do with profit

coworking
09 Nov 2010

In 2007, when Geoff and I sat down to figure out how to make Indy Hall a real place for the real people we’d already recruited, we made a decision to operate it as a business.

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Take Interest, Don’t Fake Interest

business
06 Nov 2010

“So, what do you do?”

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A Story of Discovering Potential

coworking
04 Nov 2010

Just over a year ago, Parker Whitney showed up at Indy Hall during our search for an intern.

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Don’t Fear Your Bias

business
03 Nov 2010

Last night I spent some time on the phone with my good friend Jacob brainstorming with him some ideas for his upcoming presentation at the Coworking EU conference. Near the end of our conversation (which yielded some pretty exciting directions and possibilities for him to fill...

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Where Jobs Come From

coworking
02 Nov 2010

I just got a pretty interesting email from a small business incubator asking, quite simply, if we keep track of how many jobs have been created by Indy Hall. Of all of the metrics that I’ve wished I could provide, this one simply hadn’t crossed my mind because it represents an...

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Why Monocultures Suck

business
01 Nov 2010

Living in a society where we encounter different backgrounds and professions in our daily routines makes for a more tolerant society; it also makes us smarter, more original in the ideas we have – and in the companies we create. – Steven JohnsonIt’s not necessarily to say th...

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A Few Modest Proposals for the Knight Arts Challenge: Philadelphia

community
30 Oct 2010

Earlier in September, the Knight Foundation announced a program to bring $9 million to Philadelphia to fund projects and ideas that fueled the arts in Philadelphia over the next 3 years. After successfully executing a similar challenge in Miami 2 years ago, Philadelphia became...

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The Real Value of Bootstrapping

business
06 Oct 2010

There’s a lot of reasons not to give up a slice of your passion or business to somebody else, but Tony hits a home run as to the real reason why in his reflection “Alone at NWC“.

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How did I get here?

business
04 Oct 2010

If a “career” is the sum of the activities which make up a person’s work history and future, mine is unorthodox, to say the least.

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Coworking Lets Things Happen

coworking
22 Sep 2010

Do yourself a favor and watch these two videos ASAP:

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Coworking Day

coworking
09 Aug 2010

Last week, Cadu de Castro Alves of Bees Office in Rio de Janeiro (!!!) noticed that it was nearly the 5 year anniversary of when Brad Neuberg announced coworking at The Spiral Muse in San Francisco.

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Thoughts on “Scaling” Coworking

coworking
10 Jul 2010

The power of coworking is not in the facilities, because those elements are commodities and have forever decreasing value. Scaling facility up is relatively easy…you can just throw more money at it. And despite how you might feel about funding your efforts, money is and will a...

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Why freemium doesn't work for coworking

coworking
09 Jun 2010

In the last 4 years, I’ve come up with some pretty wacky ideas for how to get IndyHall into the brains of more people and, more importantly, the coworking concept into the mindshare of the ever-changing workforce.

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ROI of Coworking

community
06 Mar 2010

Some really good thoughts on Social Capital(ism) and related investment by Roger Ehrenberg came from a panel in NYC sponsored by Philly’s Goodcompany Ventures. Goodcompany CEO Garret Melby, who I enjoyed meeting after my presentation about organic team building at Entrepreneur...

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Random Thoughts on Entrepreneurship

business
01 Mar 2010

Lifted with attribution to Hugh MacLeod. These are his ideas, not mine. I just happend to dig on most of them.

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We bought coworking.com

coworking
18 Feb 2010

Less than one week ago, an unlikely e-mail found it’s way into my inbox. Actually, it found it’s way into 2300+ inboxes connected to the Coworking Google Group, which arguably the most active singular location to find out about coworking, share ideas about coworking, and meet ...

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Coworking Churn Rates

coworking
06 Jan 2010

Coworking is growing, and there’s no question about that. New spaces are opening to the tune of a few a week, and press coverage is anything but limited.

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