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Coworking, no hyphen

coworking
1 minute read

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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A Look At Recent Coworking Space Closings

community
3 minute read

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
3 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
7 minute read

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
7 minute read

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
2 minute read

“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
4 minute read

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
8 minute read

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
4 minute read

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
1 minute read

Just one more moment of brilliance from Indy hall members:

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Technically Philly Q&A

coworking
2 minute read

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
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Bart had just handed me the telephone.

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Becoming Better

philadelphia
1 minute read

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
3 minute read

This is reposted from the Coworking Google Group.

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Coworking Core Values 4 of 5: Community

coworking
4 minute read

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
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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
4 minute read

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
1 minute read

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

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