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Posts about #indyhall (Page 4 of 7)


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How To Meet Your Coworkers

community
04 Apr 2012

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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The Virtues of Indy Hall

business
02 Apr 2012

After last week’s town hall about Indy Hall’s expansion, I was speaking with some friends about how we approach things, especially in times of growth. We’re pretty deliberate about the way we choose to interact and the things that we make priorities, and while these decisions ...

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Global Changes, Making Choices, and Coworking

coworking
01 Apr 2012

Watch and listen to Brad Neuberg talk about where coworking came from.

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Not a Joke: Indy Hall v3.0 – The Future of Indy Hall

business
01 Apr 2012

This is a cross-post from the Indy Hall blog.

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Tweeting The Current State of Coworking

business
17 Mar 2012

A 140-character-at-a-time adventure that could’ve been any Saturday night, but just so happened to be last night.

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Don’t mistake “feedback” for instructions

community
03 Feb 2012

Jeff Atwood is a prominent programmer, and wrote this article about dealing with community feedback in his prominent programming community…but the lessons are 100% for coworking communities, too. These lessons become particularly pertinent to helping our communities scale beyo...

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How Much Does It Cost To Start A Coworking Space

coworking
29 Jan 2012

I answered this qurestion on Quora and decided to post here for the rest of the normal world :).

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Social Capital & Cool Kids Clubs

community
27 Jan 2012

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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The Sweet Spot Between Business Partners

business
26 Jan 2012

  This post rang true of a comment that I’ve made many times about what to look for in a great business partner, and one of the reasons why I think it’s impossible to find a great business partner with the “speed dating” approach.

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The only thing special about doers is that they do things

community
25 Jan 2012

One of my favorite Philadelphians and human beings, Wil Reynolds, tipped me off on this post tonight.

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Coworking & Citizenship

community
15 Nov 2011

From a new piece in Flying Kite today:

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Hello, Philly Mag

indyhall
28 Oct 2011

Well look at that. Indy Hall and our cohousing collaboration with Postgreen Homes & DIGSAU is one of the features in this month’s Philadelphia Magazine titled, “The Indy Hall Experiment“.

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Visual Cues for Better Coworking

coworking
23 Oct 2011

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

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The Importance of Rhythm & Rituals for Coworking Communities

community
13 Oct 2011

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
13 Oct 2011

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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A Look At Recent Coworking Space Closings

community
12 Oct 2011

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
11 Oct 2011

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
06 Oct 2011

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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Welcome to N3rd Street

business
25 Sep 2011

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
16 Sep 2011

“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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