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Posts about #coworking (Page 8 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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Should a coworking space run itself?

coworking
6 minute read

This is a liberal lift from the Coworking Google Group, in a discussion about if a coworking space should run itself.

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On Monocultural Coworking

coworking
1 minute read

Single-demographic coworking misses the point – the thickest value of coworking I’ve seen is in creating a work construct where people who wouldn’t likely sit next to each other to work, find that possibility for themselves, and the possibilities derived from that opportunity ...

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Coworking & Zones of Proximal Development

coworking
2 minute read

Quick repost from the coworking google group. This was too good not to share here.

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The Lost Value of Coworking: Wellness

coworking
2 minute read

When we scored the coworking.com domain early last year, my personal goal was to have a digital placeholder for the word “coworking” and tie it to the shared core values of the community: collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, and sustainability.

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The Importance of Lines

business
7 minute read

Indy Hall is growing, every day and in more interesting ways. We think a lot about how to grow something like Indy Hall. “More members” seems like the obvious answer, but we think it’s not quite that straightforward. We’re focused on growing deep, not growing tall.

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Not Your Typical Coworking Facility

business
1 minute read

Nerd Fort isn’t your typical coworking facility. We don’t rent out desks daily or hourly to whoever wanders in. We lease space on amonthly basis to good people, and focus on building a vibrant, active, helpful community. Of nerds.The fact that this group in  self-identifies ...

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How Thomas Fuchs Develops Webapps in 2011

business
1 minute read

My friend Thomas Fuchs, who also happens to be the author of Scriptaculous, also just authored a list of his “power tools” that he uses while creating badass webapps with his wife & co-conspirator Amy Hoy. He surprised me at the end – not because he’s wrong, but because I ...

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Spaces Die. Coworking lives on.

coworking
1 minute read

Though I’ve known for a couple of weeks, Tara just announced publicly that Citizen Space is closing at the end of this month.

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Getting back to Growth Part 1: Indy Hall

business
3 minute read

2010 was different.

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The Gap Between Coworkers and Co-workers isn’t the Hyphen

business
1 minute read

My buddy Jonathan Finnegan (a.k.a. Finn, or that guy who Karaoke’d “The Humpty Dance” and “Just a Friend” with a broken arm at Cogaoke in years past) asked me,

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Institutions are not Designed for Revolutions: On Economic Development and Coworking

business
5 minute read

Among the interesting growth patterns I’ve seen as coworking has begun to make the transition from nascent “nerd clubs” to mainstream is varying instances of support from Economic Development Centers/Councils/Committees/Corporations .

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What “Regional Impact” looks like

business
1 minute read

I met Daniel Shipton, founder of since-shuttered “Impromptu Studio” in Des Moines, and knew he was in it for all the right reasons.

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Raise the Bar by Raising the Bar

business
2 minute read

I wanted to publish this before I arrived tomorrow at NewsFoo, a niche FooCamp co-organized by O’Reilly, Google, and the Knight News Foundation. It’s self-described as “a gathering of 150 key practitioners and thinkers from the worlds of journalism, technology, and public poli...

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A Better Job Board

business
1 minute read

There’s a handful of great creative industry job boards that aren’t specific to Philadelphia, and the ones that are here tend to be relatively underused or mis-populated. At the same time, Indy Hall has been decidedly pinned as a “source for talent”, while we actively avoid pu...

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Not Just Another Self-Involved Tech Scene

business
1 minute read

Philadelphia’s tech community is special.

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Encouraging Collaboration in Coworking

business
1 minute read

This is a repost from the Coworking Google Group, because I thought it was useful enough to share here as well.

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Coworking as a Business: It has nothing to do with profit

coworking
3 minute read

In 2007, when Geoff and I sat down to figure out how to make Indy Hall a real place for the real people we’d already recruited, we made a decision to operate it as a business.

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Take Interest, Don’t Fake Interest

business
7 minute read

“So, what do you do?”

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A Story of Discovering Potential

coworking
3 minute read

Just over a year ago, Parker Whitney showed up at Indy Hall during our search for an intern.

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Where Jobs Come From

coworking
1 minute read

I just got a pretty interesting email from a small business incubator asking, quite simply, if we keep track of how many jobs have been created by Indy Hall. Of all of the metrics that I’ve wished I could provide, this one simply hadn’t crossed my mind because it represents an...

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