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Posts about #coworking (Page 6 of 11)

Looking for coworking best practices from one of the oldest coworking spaces in the world? You’re in the right place!

This collection includes my full back-catalog of articles for coworking founders, staff and even coworking members!


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Social Capital & Cool Kids Clubs

community
2 minute read

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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Coworking & Citizenship

community
1 minute read

From a new piece in Flying Kite today:

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Sex, Coworking, and Rock n’ Roll

coworking
9 minute read

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
1 minute read

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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Visual Cues for Better Coworking

coworking
2 minute read

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

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Coworking Core Values Series, Translated

community
1 minute read

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
5 minute read

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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BioCurious – Coworking for Biologists, Scientists, etc

community
1 minute read

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
4 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
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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“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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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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