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Posts about #indyhall (Page 4 of 7)


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The Virtues of Indy Hall

business
4 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
15 minute read

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

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Tweeting The Current State of Coworking

business
1 minute read

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
1 minute read

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
8 minute read

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
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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The Sweet Spot Between Business Partners

business
4 minute read

  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
1 minute read

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

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Coworking & Citizenship

community
1 minute read

From a new piece in Flying Kite today:

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Hello, Philly Mag

indyhall
1 minute read

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
2 minute read

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
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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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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92 Percent

business
1 minute read

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
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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The Long Term Relationships

business
2 minute read

“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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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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