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A Look At Recent Coworking Space Closings

community
12 Oct 2011

In the last few weeks, there’s been announcements of coworking spaces closing. First C4 in San Antonio, then ConvergeNJ. Todd from C4 was an active member of the coworking google group over the years, and I advised Steve from Converge early in his process of getting his effort...

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Coworking Core Values 5 of 5: Collaboration

coworking
11 Oct 2011

This post is part 5 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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92 Percent

business
06 Oct 2011

As Indy Hall crests 150 members, I wondered – what is growth in terms of a coworking space, a workplace, or even a community in Philadelphia? Is it enough to measure concurrent member count, or should we be looking at something else?

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“We” Opened a Coworking Space

coworking
29 Sep 2011

The person who wrote this asked me to stay anonymous, but this story was too good to keep to myself.

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How To Fund Your Coworking Space

coworking
28 Sep 2011

One of the most common recurring questions that shows up in my inbox from prospective coworking space catalysts is rarely asked directly.

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Welcome to N3rd Street

business
25 Sep 2011

In early summer of 2007, Indy Hall wasn’t a place, but it was a nomadic tribe. We were moving from bar to cafe to restaurant to living room – anywhere with wifi – in the pursuit of a better working experience than working alone in our apartments.

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The Long Term Relationships

business
16 Sep 2011

“the long term relationships that lasted was with a network of people – much larger than those in your current company”This quote comes from a history lesson by Steve Blank about how Silicon Valley came to be what it is.

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Philly Startup Leaders is dealing with an Identity Crisis

community
14 Sep 2011

I wasn’t in the room for the conversation and breakout groups, but PSL held it’s reboot “fishbowl” last night.

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Starting Up

business
13 Sep 2011

Joe Petrucci has taken a snapshot of the state of tech startups in Philly as this week’s feature on Flying Kite. He titles it an “underdog” story, an apt reference to a part of the Philly attitude that we know so well from our history.

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Finding Coworking

coworking
06 Sep 2011

DeskMag is doing a series on “The Future of Coworking”. I generally am uninterested in these discussions since they’re so theoretical, compared to the vast amount of exploration of TODAY we could be doing. The closing note by Araceli Camargo from The Cube in London captures th...

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Indy Hall 4 Year Photobooth

community
06 Sep 2011

Just one more moment of brilliance from Indy hall members:

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Technically Philly Q&A

coworking
02 Sep 2011

If I had to pick the lead-in to be used on every piece of press I get from today until the day I die, it’d be the lead-in that Chris Wink wrote for my Q&A on this past Friday’s edition of Technically Philly.

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4 Years of JFDI

coworking
01 Sep 2011

Bart had just handed me the telephone.

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Becoming Better

philadelphia
23 Aug 2011

Reading this old letter (circa 2005) from prolific but otherwise anonymous writer/programmer/artist Why the Lucky Stiff, I’m reminded of the simplicity and playfulness that’s always driven me.

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How to get work in a coworking space

coworking
22 Aug 2011

This is reposted from the Coworking Google Group.

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Coworking Core Values 4 of 5: Community

coworking
20 Aug 2011

This post is part 4 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Coworking Core Values 3 of 5: Openness

coworking
19 Aug 2011

This post is part 3 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Coworking Core Values 2 of 5: Accessibility

coworking
18 Aug 2011

This post is part 2 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Every Day is an Event

coworking
18 Aug 2011

After sharing recent growth stats and some specifics about our basic membership, I was asked:

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Coworking Core Values 1 of 5: Sustainability

coworking
17 Aug 2011

This post is part 1 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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