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Do’s and Dont’s for photos of coworking.

community
4 minute read

What’s missing from this picture of a coworking space?

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Don’t forget what it’s like to be a community member

elsewhere
5 minute read

I’m sooooooo sick and tired of industry-speke. There is a growing lot of people – and I include myself in this pool of guilt – who love to talk about coworking, communities, and our collaborative cultures.

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Libraries as Hubs of Self-Organizing Communities

elsewhere
1 minute read

Last week, my biz partner Geoff DiMasi shared a bunch of Indy Hall lessons with a community of library-folk at their spring membership meeting.

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Is your passion enough to keep building a community? Nope.

business
3 minute read

Community building is an endurance sport. Far more marathon than sprint.

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5 ways to succeed when collaborating with your local government

community
4 minute read

Back when Indy Hall was just a few days old, we were “lucky” enough to get some really good front-page newspaper coverage. 

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Geppetto Coworking

coworking
6 minute read

If you’ve read one newspaper or magazine article about coworking, you’ve read them all. Right?

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To build a strong community, stop “community managing”, be a Tummler instead.

community
15 minute read

I can’t stand the title “community manager“. I’m not a community manager. I never have not never will hire a community manager.

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The stories you tell

business
1 minute read

You remember to talk about the future, what you haven’t done yet, because it’s still amazing/exciting to you. It’s easy and fun to dream, and share that dream with others.

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How to design community building events that people will love and remember

elsewhere
8 minute read

A community builder’s and work is a sequence of events. How can you be sure that the events that you organize stand out?

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Why aren’t people listening to you?

elsewhere
2 minute read

It shouldn’t be so hard to get people’s attention.

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“Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell” and other similar nonsense you might read about trends in the workplace

business
5 minute read

Oh look, open floorplan offices are under scrutiny again, this time by the Harvard Business review.

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Serendipity Stories – A Wet Cigarette

community
5 minute read

Indy Hall and the global coworking community has provided me with literally THOUSANDS of stories. I’ve realized, looking back, how many of them are packed with serendipity. This is my attempt to share just one of them. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to share more.

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My #coworkingday contribution, in 4 parts

coworking
1 minute read

Happy Int’l Coworking Day, Y’all!

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Why did my coworking space ditch me?

business
5 minute read

Coworking is growing into a global phenomenon — but bigger isn’t always better.

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N3rd Street branding being used by the big boys

business
1 minute read

It’s been almost 6 years after moving Indy Hall  into our first Old City clubhouse, and just a few years after publicly sharing the name N3rd Street for our corridor dubbed by our friends at Jarv.us. The name began as more of a colloquialism, and less of a branding effort, but...

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Should you try coworking?

coworking
1 minute read

Hyphen notwithstanding, I love this infographic from Accelerator YYC.

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9 Causes for Conflict in Coworking Communities (where they come from and how to resolve them)

community
4 minute read

When we hear about coworking communities, we generally hear about the new, innovative, collaborative, creative spaces that they inhabit…but we hear a lot less about the interactions between the people in them.

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Indy Hall Community featured in Select Greater Philadelphia annual report

business
1 minute read

Yet another piece of printed recognition for our community to be proud of: Select Greater Philadelphia (one of the region’s main economic development and marketing entities) just published it’s annual report. Included in it is a highlight of the city’s growing coworking ecosys...

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Indy Hall Featured in Knight Foundation & National League of Cities Report: Case Studies of U.S. Communities Creating Greater Civic Participation from the Bottom Up

business
1 minute read

Damn, that’s a mouthful of a post title, isn’ it?

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“More Friendly”

community
1 minute read

This one is from the Coworking google group:

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