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  • The Real Artisan Economy

    CONJUNCTURED
    Drew Jones
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    By Drew Jones Earlier today we visited several working studios in Arroyo Seco, NM, in between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Within this smallest of hamlets, there are numerous working potters, weavers, and craft brewers who are making a living working directly with their hands. Over the past several years I have written about what […] Source: DJ Daily Drip
  • Re: [Coworking] Webinar: coworking management tools

    Coworking
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    sorry, we didn't record it. JEROME CHANG WEST: Santa Monica 1450 2nd Street (@Broadway) | Santa Monica CA 90405 ph: (310) 526-2255 CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | Los Angeles CA 90036 ph: (323) 330-9505 EAST: Downtown 529 S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing
  • Writing :: Toward a typology of activities

    Spinuzzi
    Clay Spinuzzi
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Spinuzzi, C. (2015, in press). Toward a typology of activities: Understanding internal contradictions in multiperspectival activities. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 29.1. Here's another entry in my series on writing publications. As I began to write this post, I realized that this is the fifth paper I have authored or coauthored with "toward" in the title. Apparently I am always working toward things.In a lot of ways, the writing process for this article was very similar to that of "Losing by Expanding." For both articles, I had been thinking about and reading sources…
  • Freelancers Union brings After Hours event to CoCo

    CoCo
    dball
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Share stories. Trade gigs. Discuss issues. Find common answers. Freelancers know they can do big things when they come together. That’s why we’re proud to bring Freelancers Union After Hours to CoCo. The first After Hours event will be held on Sept. 3 at CoCo Uptown. After Hours is a nation-wide, free monthly networking event for freelancers to chat, brainstorm, and discover what’s next. After Hours will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month – a perfect time for a nation of freelancers to unwind and connect with people who get what’s its like to fly solo.
  • Cowork with fellow changemakers every Wednesday at NWC!

    NWC 2.0
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    As more and more people start working for themselves, the need for new kinds of coworking communities continues to grow. These communities help to form interdependent support systems that make it possible for people to be in charge of their work-lives without feeling like they’re on their own. After being in the business of developing coworking communities (mostly our own) for over seven years now, we see an opportunity to offer up our experience, our space, and our community to support the development of new communities that want to help. Our first such foray is in partnership with NWC…
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  • Re: [Coworking] Webinar: coworking management tools

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    sorry, we didn't record it. JEROME CHANG WEST: Santa Monica 1450 2nd Street (@Broadway) | Santa Monica CA 90405 ph: (310) 526-2255 CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | Los Angeles CA 90036 ph: (323) 330-9505 EAST: Downtown 529 S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing
  • Re: [Coworking] Onboarding task tracking and internal directory - best tools?

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    We use Nadine for this and loosely call it "member management". We have a list of onboarding and exit tasks that get triggered when a member signs up or leaves. It also emails the team when someone signs in for the day and there are tasks to be done. I call that the AutoNag. :) On Sunday, August 31
  • Re: [Coworking] Onboarding task tracking and internal directory - best tools?

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    TFTM Jerome! Lisa, I don't like to do a lot marketing here but Nexudus seems to be a very good fit for what you are describing. So, apologies... The tasks system allows to create groups and a sequence of tasks to be performed for a member. You can create as many of these workflows as you want and tr
  • Webinar: coworking management tools

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Hey Jerome. Any idea if this webinar is available somewhere online? Thanks!
  • Webinar: coworking management tools

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Hey Jerome. Any idea if this webinar is available somewhere online? Thanks!
 
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    CoCo

  • Freelancers Union brings After Hours event to CoCo

    dball
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Share stories. Trade gigs. Discuss issues. Find common answers. Freelancers know they can do big things when they come together. That’s why we’re proud to bring Freelancers Union After Hours to CoCo. The first After Hours event will be held on Sept. 3 at CoCo Uptown. After Hours is a nation-wide, free monthly networking event for freelancers to chat, brainstorm, and discover what’s next. After Hours will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month – a perfect time for a nation of freelancers to unwind and connect with people who get what’s its like to fly solo.
  • Rise of the Rest tour comes to MSP

    dball
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    We’re pleased to announce that the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour led by AOL founder Steve Case, will make a stop in Minneapolis/St. Paul on Oct. 7. Building off momentum from his first bus tour in June, Case will be visiting 5 Midwest cities this fall, including Madison, Minneapolis, DesMoines, Kansas City and St. Louis. The goal of the tour is to “catalyze entrepreneurship in America’s heartland because we believe that a diverse, broad-based startup economy is an economic imperative that must be advanced.”Partnering organizations include Revolution, UP Global,…
  • Meet Rachel, CoCo Fargo’s new community manager

    dball
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    We’re delighted to introduce Rachel Sternhagen as our first-ever Community Manager at our new Fargo location. Although CoCo Fargo won’t open until Aug. 25, Rachel’s already in training. We’ll let Rachel introduce herself! “I am Fargo/Moorhead through and through. I was born in Fargo and raised in Moorhead. While I did move away for college and a time right after graduation I found my way back and love it now even more. My professional life has previously been in more traditional, corporate settings. I am very excited to get involved in the entrepreneurial…
  • Unlea(she)d Breakfast Series with Kate O’Reilly

    dball
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    July – October 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. CoCo Uptown Hosted by Kate O’Reillyaka @cleverkate Join us for this breakfast series, in which we’ll talk with experts (and each other!) about topics like: Confidence and worth Reducing barriers (and ceilings) Working families (The Great Balancing Act) Establishing and being rooted in your values Current events that are important to us All are welcome, women and men! Come for the relevant conversation, and if you’re able to, stay at CoCo all day to work, meet and collaborate with members and attendees. The dates are: July 18, 8-10 a..m…
  • CoCo opens newest location in Fargo

    dball
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    CoCo announced today that it will partner with Fargo-based Emerging Prairie to open a new location in Fargo, N.D. CoCo Fargo, slated to open in early August, 2014, will be located in a 6,000-square-foot space at the historic Merchants National Bank Building, 112 ½ N. Broadway. Both individual and group memberships at CoCo Fargo are available now, with registrations being taken at the CoCo website. This new CoCo location – the company’s first outside the Twin Cities – is the result of a three-year grassroots effort by Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC), the…
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  • Writing :: Toward a typology of activities

    Clay Spinuzzi
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Spinuzzi, C. (2015, in press). Toward a typology of activities: Understanding internal contradictions in multiperspectival activities. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 29.1. Here's another entry in my series on writing publications. As I began to write this post, I realized that this is the fifth paper I have authored or coauthored with "toward" in the title. Apparently I am always working toward things.In a lot of ways, the writing process for this article was very similar to that of "Losing by Expanding." For both articles, I had been thinking about and reading sources…
  • Writing :: Making the Pitch

    Clay Spinuzzi
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Spinuzzi, C., Nelson, S., Thomson, K.S., Lorenzini, F., French, R.A., Pogue, G., Burback, S.D., & Momberger, J. (2014, in press). Making the pitch: Examining dialogue and revisions in entrepreneurs’ pitch decks. IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication 57(3).Here's another entry in my series on writing publications. This particular article had a very fast turnaround: we were told in June that if we could revise according to editor comments, it could be published by December. But when we received the proofs, the date said September, and as you can see, the early access…
  • (Vote for my SXSWi2015 reading!)

    Clay Spinuzzi
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Longtime readers know that I go to SXSW every once in a while. It's a great forum for discussing really interesting developments that affect all of us. For instance, in 2009, I discussed coworking. In 2011, I led a core conversation about distributed work. And in 2014 I talked about how liberal arts matter in a STEM world.This year, I hope to continue that trend of appearing at SXSW—but this time, I want to read from and discuss my new book. In All Edge, I talk about coworking and distributed work, but also some of the long-term changes in how we communicate, coordinate, and collaborate at…
  • Reading :: Distant Publics

    Clay Spinuzzi
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Distant Publics: Development Rhetoric and the Subject of CrisisBy Jenny RiceI finished this book a while back, but have only now eked out some time to review it. Here, Jenny Rice examines public discourse set around issues of development in my beloved hometown and the place where Jenny earned her PhD: Austin, Texas. She asks: "How do people argue, debate, and deliberate about the spaces where we live, work, shop, and travel?" And why does development proliferate even though it seems to be so broadly disliked? Her answer revolves around a figure, "the exceptional public subject," who "occupies…
  • Reading :: Diffusion of Innovations, Fifth Edition

    Clay Spinuzzi
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Diffusion of Innovations, 5th EditionBy Everett M. RogersIn Bruno Latour's discussions of science and technology, he often contrasts two models by which new innovations spread: diffusion and translation. Roughly, diffusion is seen as a process by which people take up an innovation "as is" and apply it unaltered. Translation is a process in which people adapt the innovation for their own contexts. That is, as Latour likes to say, there is no adoption without adaptation.However, Latour is using a fairly crabbed understanding of what scholars mean by diffusion. In this thick and…
 
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    NWC 2.0

  • Cowork with fellow changemakers every Wednesday at NWC!

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    As more and more people start working for themselves, the need for new kinds of coworking communities continues to grow. These communities help to form interdependent support systems that make it possible for people to be in charge of their work-lives without feeling like they’re on their own. After being in the business of developing coworking communities (mostly our own) for over seven years now, we see an opportunity to offer up our experience, our space, and our community to support the development of new communities that want to help. Our first such foray is in partnership with NWC…
  • Our new WAMMs (Welcome Aboard Member Meetings) are awesome. Join for the next one!

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Last Friday, we hosted our first monthly Welcome Aboard Member Meetings. We packed our conference room with members new, longtime, and everything in between. We learned more about each other, why we joined, what we’re working on, what we need help with, and our favorite snack. (That last item will feed future Snackwars!) We sent attendees an update which we’ve copied below for your enjoyment. If you’re interested in joining our community, join before Friday, August 1 so you can come to our next WAMM! Update: We are now running WAMMs on the first Friday of every month, so…
  • Help us build a summer coworking club

    3 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The warm weather is upon us! If you’re anything like me (hi, Tony here!), then you want to find a way to get your work done while also having healthy time to enjoy the summer sunshine.  We’re independents, after all, so we should be able to take advantage of our freedom to have a really great summer experience while still getting our work done. I’d love to find a way to do a healthy amount of both. To me, that means setting goals, developing healthy boundaries, and getting focused— so I can get my work done in a way that allows me to feel like I can make space to…
  • Introducing the @EHTPnyc robotics team! #NYTM Simulcast via...

    6 May 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Introducing the @EHTPnyc robotics team! #NYTM Simulcast via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mA3BTu
  • The East Harlem Tutorial Project’s robot is here for...

    6 May 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The East Harlem Tutorial Project’s robot is here for tonight’s #NYTM Simulcast! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1fR7WyZ
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    CONJUNCTURED

  • Conjunctured house closing its doors. Going #Nomatik to open coworking model into greater society

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Conjunctured, Austin’s first coworking space and one of the original coworking spaces in the world, will be closing its doors at the end of August. Conjunctured first pioneered the coworking movement in Austin six years ago, when coworking was a brand new concept. Over the years, Conjunctured has explored expansion several times. In 2010 the community banded together to remodel the little house next door that was previously occupied by Read More...
  • The Real Artisan Economy

    Drew Jones
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    By Drew Jones Earlier today we visited several working studios in Arroyo Seco, NM, in between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Within this smallest of hamlets, there are numerous working potters, weavers, and craft brewers who are making a living working directly with their hands. Over the past several years I have written about what […] Source: DJ Daily Drip
  • Grassroots community, the Kansas City Startup Village, coworks in one of Sprint’s corporate creations – in an uncorporate collaboration.

    David Walker
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:56 am
    The idea for the event came up when Erik Wullschleger, general manager of the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars, grabbed coffee with Marcus and fellow Kansas City Startup Village co-leader Adam Arredondo. “We have this really cool space and want to put it to work, so why not move KCSV for a day?” Wullschleger said. “Whether it’s our network or a physical space, as a corporation we have an opportunity to Read More...
  • Far Beyond the Cubicle

    Drew Jones
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:51 am
    By Drew Jones On Thursday of last week I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion about the future of work and corporate coworking at Workspring in Chicago. Using my new book, The Fifth Age of Work, as a jumping off point, we had a panel of some really amazing folks threading together questions from the audience. John […] Source: DJ Daily Drip
  • Phoenix innovates traditional library model, integrates coworking

    David Walker
    24 Jan 2014 | 2:58 pm
    “We want people to talk in here,” said Claudia León, business librarian at Burton Barr. “This is a unique kind of concept. It’s basically just a place for people to come in and network with other people. A discovery space. Phoenix, which operates the library, partnered with Arizona State University to create the Hive. It’s part of ASU’s Alexandria Co-Working Network, a program named after the great Egyptian library, that Read More...
 
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    Deskmag - The Coworking Magazine

  • Myanmar's First Coworking Space: Project HUB Yangon

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Myanmar, formally known as Burma, has changed drastically in the last several years. Due to the dissolution of military rule and major political changes pushing for a more transparent government, Myanmar is now becoming a point of interest for a slew of international investors and business owners. While these changes are positive in many ways, countries that undergo major transitions like those of the former Republic of Burma are often susceptible to corruption and bad business practices. Currently, only around 1% of the population in Myanmar has access to the internet, yet this will…
  • Takeoff & Find Your Way To GCUC 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    One of the hardest parts about organizing a conference for a bunch of bright, motivated and savvy Entrepreneurs is that you need to pick some overall themes. Last year we went to the European Coworking Conference to participate and to observe. In an Unconference session we learned that the main suggestion for improving Coworking Conferences was to make it more like Coworking and less like a conference. Duh. Seems so obvious but we had never thought of it.
  • Coworking in Sofia, Bulgaria

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    Bulgaria has always been a country with many faces. Throughout the long history of the country there have been many turns and twists, which have shaped the nation that lives there today. They too have many faces and while most of you know it by the diabolical mask the media is trying to promote, we will look into the good face that we are witnessing lately - willingness for change and desire to improve. Newly found companies are increasing and at the end of the day protests are organized and visited by the young and spirited people, all intertwined in a strive for a better future. This vibe…
  • The Coworking Forecast 2014

    27 Jan 2014 | 1:54 am
    What if you could enjoy more leisure time while earning a higher wage? That’s the boon awaiting the one in ten people who start coworking this year. Everyone else will have to work more. But three fourths of coworking respondents reported a significant bonus at year’s end. Though the coworking boom has cooled off slightly since last year with many spaces curbing expansion, the outlook for 2014 is optimistic: sixty-percent of existing coworking offices are slated to acquire new space for their coworking members this year.
  • Do Coworking Spaces Need A Coworking Lobby?

    12 Dec 2013 | 8:56 am
    Coworking, in its essence, is independent and encourages networking. But how connected are coworking spaces to each other? How do they actually relate to an association that focuses on combining forces? Just last week, an initiative of a potential European coworking association spoke to the EU Commission. We asked in the fourth Global Coworking Survey what concrete results coworking spaces expect from these associations and at what level they support such operations.
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    Creative Density Coworking | Shared workspace and offices in Denver for freelancers, startups, and remote workers

  • The Case! on Sept. 3 is a chance to stretch your strategy thinking

    bautec
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Creative Density members, Bryan is dying to get this started, are starting a new strategy group where we discuss a business case study from one of the leading universities. On September 3rd the series kicks off with a case from MIT’s Sloan School of Business about Lucky Airline’s e-commerce strategy. Lucky is a new discount airline that is in a highly regulated and competitive environment inside a country that is rapidly changing both demographically, economically, and culturally. We went for a subject out of left field to really kick our minds into gear and so the discussion…
  • How We Made Creative Density People First:

    bautec
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    How we made Creative Density People First: We started with a community first and then got a space. The members were involved on the early decisions of the space, the location, and what our vision was from the very start. The space was just a gather spot for the community that was already formed. Three years later this has had beneficial rippling effects that continues to form our culture. We give high-fives and are open about it. We tell people up front that we are a group of smart and friendly people that want to get to know you. We introduce people, say hey to them, and aren’t afraid to…
  • It’s Coworking BBQ and Potluck time. July 22nd at 6

    bautec
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    When: July 22 at 6PM Where: City Park by the Playground What to bring: A snack or dessert you love and are willing to share. Creative Density will bring the meat, buns, and beer. Who: All Creative Density members, their family, and their special someones Why? We love coming together and eating.   It’s been awhile since we’ve had a grill out and there are a lot of newbies to welcome. We’re getting together by the grills and playground of City Park. The grill will be heating up and the volleyball nets will be set up at 6 . This is a great time for everyone to hangout and to…
  • Justin launches a new KickStater Campaign

    bautec
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:22 am
    He’s at it again. Coworker Justin Schaffer has launched his second Kickstarter campaign for his board game company, Terra Nova Games. The new crowd-funding campaign follows a year after we all watched his first game succeed and was successfully shipped at the end of the year. This time around he is going after a much higher goal of $24,000 and he is already at $8K after a week of it being live. It’s been a lot of fun to watch the campaign progress here at Creative Density. You can support the game here. Terra Nova is Justin’s passion business on the side to being a project…
  • Large Corporations Engage with the Community and Drive Innovation with Coworking

    bautec
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    Why this is cool: Corporations like Sprint and Coca-Cola are repurposing space to be used as a coworking space for their workers and the public. It starts as a way to give back to their local community. Local entrepreneurs and remote workers use the space to collaborate on new businesses, learn, and make new connections. Corporate workers are hesitant at first to cowork at the space but find the location change and community inspiring and this increases their creativity. It becomes a reciprocal beneficiary relationship where locals have a supportive community and corporations have an…
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