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Posts about #indyhall (Page 3 of 7)


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The Neighborhood Watch Method for Coworking Space Security

community
8 minute read

Have you ever thought about how sending a message of “I don’t trust you” can actually make some kinds of problems MORE likely, not less?

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Behind the scenes of a front-page Biz Journal interview, “Coworking: Any old space won’t do”

business
20 minute read

I have a love/hate relationship with the press, especially when it comes to coworking. Mostly because I know what’s NOT in the story.

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Do’s and Dont’s for photos of coworking.

community
4 minute read

What’s missing from this picture of a coworking space?

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The stories you tell

business
1 minute read

You remember to talk about the future, what you haven’t done yet, because it’s still amazing/exciting to you. It’s easy and fun to dream, and share that dream with others.

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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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N3rd Street branding being used by the big boys

business
1 minute read

It’s been almost 6 years after moving Indy Hall  into our first Old City clubhouse, and just a few years after publicly sharing the name N3rd Street for our corridor dubbed by our friends at Jarv.us. The name began as more of a colloquialism, and less of a branding effort, but...

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9 Causes for Conflict in Coworking Communities (where they come from and how to resolve them)

community
4 minute read

When we hear about coworking communities, we generally hear about the new, innovative, collaborative, creative spaces that they inhabit…but we hear a lot less about the interactions between the people in them.

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Indy Hall Community featured in Select Greater Philadelphia annual report

business
1 minute read

Yet another piece of printed recognition for our community to be proud of: Select Greater Philadelphia (one of the region’s main economic development and marketing entities) just published it’s annual report. Included in it is a highlight of the city’s growing coworking ecosys...

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Indy Hall Featured in Knight Foundation & National League of Cities Report: Case Studies of U.S. Communities Creating Greater Civic Participation from the Bottom Up

business
1 minute read

Damn, that’s a mouthful of a post title, isn’ it?

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How to get an internship at Indy Hall

community
4 minute read

It’s springtime, which means that we’ve been getting an influx of internship request emails at Indy Hall as people come out of their winter hibernation and gear up for the summer. Timing is ripe, too, since we’re spinning up a rebooted version of our internship program very soon.

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Guest Post: An Ode to Indy Hall Night Owls by Hila Ratzabi

coworking
1 minute read

This is post is being shared from one of Indy Hall’s members, Hila Ratzabi, about her experience at our weekly Night Owls coworking session:

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Indy Hall 2012: Reviewing Our Coworking Community by the Numbers

business
6 minute read

With coworking spaces closing or getting to the brink of closure, it’s important for Indy Hall to do even more to lead by example on the community building side of the operation. The numbers – our bottom line – that are directly related to how we grow our community are worth s...

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What do people see in your community?

community
1 minute read

I had a conversation this week with one of Indy Hall’s newest members. He came for the first time on Monday, returned on Wednesday for Indy Hall Night Owls, and returned again last night to give a talk to one of our technology meetups.

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Indy Hall Stories – A Glimpse of a Party

coworking
1 minute read

Just a few days after our most recent party, I’m happy to debut a video made by Indy Hall member Adriano Martino. This video showcases some very personal words from Indy Hall members and partygoers about why they love Indy Hall. If you’ve ever been to an Indy Hall party you kn...

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There’s No Substitute for Analog

business
5 minute read

Last night I got to tour Miner Street Recordings, the home of the Weathervane Music Incubator (disclosure, Geoff and I are both on Weathervane’s advisory board) & the birthplace of some incredible Philadelphia independent music. I found myself amidst talented musicians, ca...

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(A Better Way to Say) Philly is for Entrepreneurs

business
13 minute read

This morning, I’ll be joining a few of my friends and the Mayor of Philadelphia as he announces a new City of Philadelphia initiative called StartupPHL and I wanted to share a few thoughts in the moments beforehand.

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When Coworking Spaces Fail – “Live” & Uncut

business
3 minute read

Guest contributor Michelle Leddon interviewed me via email for a Deskmag piece on Coworking Space Failures, which I happily obliged, especially given my interest and recent info-gathering efforts on the topic.

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How To Measure 5 Years of Indy hall

community
1 minute read

Indy Hall turning 5 represents so many things to me and to our community.

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5 Reasons Your Community Isn’t Growing

business
2 minute read

Are you feeling the pressure to be a better community builder?

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How To Meet Your Coworkers

community
1 minute read

One of the key elements to a healthy coworking space (and any office, for that matter) is obvious to some, but not as obvious to others: get to know your coworkers!

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