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

elsewhere
28 May 2014

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
24 May 2014

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
22 May 2014

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

business
21 May 2014

Back when Indy Hall was just a few days old, we were “lucky” enough to get some really good front-page newspaper coverage. Pretty quickly, our phone was ringing. But it wasn’t prospective community members who were calling, it was folks from our city government.

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Geppetto Coworking

coworking
06 May 2014

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
28 Apr 2014

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
27 Mar 2014

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
04 Feb 2014

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
26 Nov 2013

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
21 Nov 2013

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
26 Sep 2013

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
09 Aug 2013

Happy Int’l Coworking Day, Y’all!

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Why did my coworking space ditch me?

business
30 Jul 2013

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
05 Jun 2013

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
05 Jun 2013

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
04 Jun 2013

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
23 May 2013

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
01 May 2013

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

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“More Friendly”

community
01 May 2013

This one is from the Coworking google group:

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Why economic development needs a more collaborative approach to building cities

community
29 Apr 2013

Philadelphia is becoming a test case for a new theory on how cities develop in 21st-Century America. The conventional wisdom used to be that economic development was the key to urban dynamism. Create the jobs, the people would follow, incomes would rise, and all would be we...

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