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Tweeting The Current State of Coworking

business
17 Mar 2012

A 140-character-at-a-time adventure that could’ve been any Saturday night, but just so happened to be last night.

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A Slice of Origin

community
28 Feb 2012

David Dylan Thomas and Mo Gaston are up to something. They’re doing a documentary-style web series on what we – the Philly Tech Community – has been up to for the last few years. The series is set to launch later this year, but they’ve been doing interviews since the beginning...

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Don’t mistake “feedback” for instructions

community
03 Feb 2012

Jeff Atwood is a prominent programmer, and wrote this article about dealing with community feedback in his prominent programming community…but the lessons are 100% for coworking communities, too. These lessons become particularly pertinent to helping our communities scale beyo...

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How Much Does It Cost To Start A Coworking Space

coworking
29 Jan 2012

I answered this qurestion on Quora and decided to post here for the rest of the normal world :).

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Social Capital & Cool Kids Clubs

community
27 Jan 2012

The topic of social capital came up on the coworking google group today. My boy Trek, from Workantile, was cited for his usage of “social capital and debt” to determine which members might be not worth retaining.

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The Sweet Spot Between Business Partners

business
26 Jan 2012

  This post rang true of a comment that I’ve made many times about what to look for in a great business partner, and one of the reasons why I think it’s impossible to find a great business partner with the “speed dating” approach.

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The only thing special about doers is that they do things

community
25 Jan 2012

One of my favorite Philadelphians and human beings, Wil Reynolds, tipped me off on this post tonight.

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CTFD and JFDI

business
16 Nov 2011

I’ve never considered myself a risk taker. I don’t like risks. I don’t like feeling out of control.

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Coworking & Citizenship

community
15 Nov 2011

From a new piece in Flying Kite today:

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Sex, Coworking, and Rock n’ Roll

coworking
08 Nov 2011

Most of the time, when a topic or trend gets big enough, people consider it an “industry” and they start to organize conferences for people to gather around the topic.

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Coworking EU Conference in Berlin – Keynote + Video

community
03 Nov 2011

This morning I woke up in Berlin and spoke to a room of over 200 international coworking space owners, coworking catalysts, coworking enthusiasts, and a whole bunch who I’d call “coworking curious”.

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Hello, Philly Mag

indyhall
28 Oct 2011

Well look at that. Indy Hall and our cohousing collaboration with Postgreen Homes & DIGSAU is one of the features in this month’s Philadelphia Magazine titled, “The Indy Hall Experiment“.

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Visual Cues for Better Coworking

coworking
23 Oct 2011

We’ve done a lot of experimenting with desk layouts at Indy Hall.

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Coworking Core Values Series, Translated

community
17 Oct 2011

My series of essays on the 5 coworking core values have begin being translated & interpreted!

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Max from Cowo Asks: 5 Coworking Questions leading up to Coworking Europe

coworking
17 Oct 2011

In just a couple of weeks I’ll be heading to Berlin, my first time in Berlin in fact, to give the opening presentation at the 2nd annual Coworking Europe Conference.

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How I Learned to Make Money

business
16 Oct 2011

Update: this discussion on Reddit proved more worthwhile than expected, especially considering it’s abrupt introduction.

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BioCurious – Coworking for Biologists, Scientists, etc

community
14 Oct 2011

Make genetically-engineered bacteria, sequence DNA, find the tools to get your bio-project growing, or make friends with amateurs and experts in the community.Meet BioCurious.

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The Importance of Rhythm & Rituals for Coworking Communities

community
13 Oct 2011

If knowing how to start is hard, and knowing how (or when) to stop is even harder, then knowing how often to do things between starting and stopping is the hardest. Because of this, EVERYONE is guilty of having a “great idea” that doesn’t stick right away, and giving up after ...

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Indy Hall 4 Year Party Art Installation

coworking
13 Oct 2011

The 4 year anniversary party photobooth was a huge hit, and Sean Martorana (who’s responsible for the vast majority of the art around Indy Hall over the last year) thought it would be fun to pick some of the best photos, have them printed and mounted, and then do a collage som...

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Coworking, no hyphen

coworking
13 Oct 2011

When I started coworking and created the term I very consciously dropped the hyphen. My intention is for coworking to be closer to the word collaboration, which does not have a hyphen, rather than co-worker. I also wanted the term to feel informal, and a dash in coworking fe...

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