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Posts about #elsewhere

Humans contain multitudes, and as such, so do I.

This is where you can find my articles that don’t quite fit into the categories of coworking, business, or community but are probably valuable for someone nonetheless. Viva la elsewhere!


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My Indy Hall 10+3 TY Speech 🙏

elsewhere
10 minute read

Edited slightly for clarity, because let’s be honest, it was a great party.

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Honey, I Shrunk My Coworkers

elsewhere
7 minute read

Last night I threw a big party to celebrate the Indy Hall community’s 13th birthday. The night was incredible in every way, including a very fun reveal of a creative side project with some special meaning.

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New Site Design! Find the coworking ideas you need to succeed.

elsewhere
5 minute read

Longtime readers might notice this site looks a bit different today!

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Indy Hall is hiring for a very special role

elsewhere
3 minute read

UPDATE: Applications are currently closed.

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Indy Hall <3 Philly Dev Night Community

elsewhere
9 minute read

Roberto Torres from Technically just shared a really great article about something that I’m really excited about: the Philly Dev Night community finding a home with Indy Hall.

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What JFDI really means

elsewhere
1 minute read

Spotted this perfect quote from Indy Hall alumnus and longtime badass, Kelani Nichole.

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Nearing the end of construction…

business
2 minute read

If you’ve ever been a part of a construction or renovation project, you know that there’s an “arc” of how things appear to be going.

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Collaboration Scars

elsewhere
6 minute read

Years ago I was invited to speak at a luncheon in front of a group of near-retirement executives. Before the talk I was standing in the lobby, speaking with one of these experienced execs.

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online, offline, or both?

business
2 minute read

Email and texts and chat. Skype and Google Hangouts. Apple’s FaceTime works even if I’m not connected to wifi. Technology does seem to be everywhere, and helping us “be” in more places.

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Notes from the Future of Indy Hall Town Hall (Part 2)

business
21 minute read

New people, new perspectives. Not just a 2nd performance.

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Notes from the Future of Indy Hall Town Hall (Part 1)

community
15 minute read

In the last week, we hosted two community “Town Hall” discussions, attended by a total of over 50 members.

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How to get the best insurance for your coworking space

elsewhere
5 minute read

Insurance. A service you pay for that you literally hope you never need to use.

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EP9 – I was so close to burning out, I needed help.

business
4 minute read

Coworking spaces are supposed to be a better way to work.

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EP5 & 6 – Live From Coworking Europe 2014 in Lisbon

community
3 minute read

Two things I’ve learned about conferences:

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There’s never only one community

elsewhere
5 minute read

If you’ve ever been in a community leadership position, you’ve probably been tempted (or worse even tried) to wrangle or squeeze a community closer together.

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Don’t forget what it’s like to be a community member

elsewhere
5 minute read

I’m sooooooo sick and tired of industry-speke. There is a growing lot of people – and I include myself in this pool of guilt – who love to talk about coworking, communities, and our collaborative cultures.

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Libraries as Hubs of Self-Organizing Communities

elsewhere
1 minute read

Last week, my biz partner Geoff DiMasi shared a bunch of Indy Hall lessons with a community of library-folk at their spring membership meeting.

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How to design community building events that people will love and remember

elsewhere
8 minute read

A community builder’s and work is a sequence of events. How can you be sure that the events that you organize stand out?

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Why aren’t people listening to you?

elsewhere
2 minute read

It shouldn’t be so hard to get people’s attention.

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Serendipity Stories – A Wet Cigarette

community
5 minute read

Indy Hall and the global coworking community has provided me with literally THOUSANDS of stories. I’ve realized, looking back, how many of them are packed with serendipity. This is my attempt to share just one of them. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to share more.

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