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  • Looking At Partnerships Part Two

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    27 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    How does a partnership happen? The ways are many, but Susan Caldwell, Ph.D., and Claire Kwan’s venture displays the typical cycle of growth–from an idea, to a feeling-out stage, to a sudden shove into reality. “I was in a dismal corporate environment,” recalls Caldwell, “working for supervisors who were less competent than I was. My career had hit a crossroads.” She laughs. “Then I had an entrepreneurial seizure, I guess.” Caldwell’s seizure took place in July 1992, while she was working at Baxter Diagnostics in Miami, a company one could…
  • About Gigaom

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    Biz Carson
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    A brief note on our company Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have…
  • Re: Met our Respondent Target for the Coworking Survey

    Coworking
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Great news Steve! On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:47:16 AM UTC-7, Steve King wrote: > > Thanks to all of your help, we've met our respondent target for the > coworking survey. We will keep the survey live in case other folks want > to take it - it never hurts to have more respondents - but we con
  • DreamCast Episode 9: Jenna Pederson

    CoCo
    Don Ball
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
      Jenna Pederson, Owner of 612 Software Foundry If programming is power, then I’d like you to meet a real power broker. Jenna Pederson (pronounced PED-erson, unlike how yours truly said it during the interview) has built a thriving software development practice of her own. As cofounder of the local chapter of Geekettes, she’s also seeking to share the power of software by helping bring other women into what’s been a “brotherhood” of coders. Listen to our chat and find out why Jenna’s so inspired and inspiring!   Show notes: selected links…
  • Reading :: Essential Works of Lenin

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    Clay Spinuzzi
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other WritingsEdited by Henry M. ChristmanThis review is part of my ongoing investigation into the roots of Soviet activity theory. I did not anticipate having to read Lenin, but he is cited extensively by Ilyenkov and less so by Leontiev, and his legacy certainly impacted the Soviet Union. Below, I attempt a thumbnail sketch of the following works in this volume: What is to be done?; Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism; and The state and revolution. I won't cover The development of capitalism in Russia except to note that…
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  • Looking At Partnerships Part Two

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    How does a partnership happen? The ways are many, but Susan Caldwell, Ph.D., and Claire Kwan’s venture displays the typical cycle of growth–from an idea, to a feeling-out stage, to a sudden shove into reality. “I was in a dismal corporate environment,” recalls Caldwell, “working for supervisors who were less competent than I was. My career had hit a crossroads.” She laughs. “Then I had an entrepreneurial seizure, I guess.” Caldwell’s seizure took place in July 1992, while she was working at Baxter Diagnostics in Miami, a company one could…
  • Looking At Partnerships – Part One

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    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    THEY BRING DIFFERENT STRENGTHS TO THE PARTY, COVER YOUR PHONES, AND GIVE YOU someone to talk to over coffee. Sometimes you marry them. Sometimes you divorce. As you’ll see, creating a lasting partnership takes a lot more than saying “I do.” ** The advantages of joining forces with someone are obvious: A partnership offers more security than going it alone, in the form of increased social support, combined assets and talents, and doubled networking possibilities. For entrepreneurs, partnerships offer a solution to some of the vexing problems of sole proprietorship: They allow…
  • Classic Incorporation Mistakes

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    11 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As AN ACCOUNTANT AND WRITER, I HAD ALWAYS OPERated as a sole proprietor. But recently I incorporated a piece of my business–writing computer books. You might not think that writing books warrants incorporation, but most computer publishers offer contracts with stringent warranties against errors. Therefore, I needed incorporation so that my financial liabilities in any book publishing ventures would be limited. In the past I had worked with attorneys to set up large corporations, but my computer book-writing venture was the first time I’d arranged a small-business corporation.
  • Why Guarantees Can Ignite Your Sales Process

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    4 Mar 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Back in the 1890s, when John Wanamaker first promised a money-back guarantee on every item sold in his department stores, he had no idea what a powerful business tool he’d developed. His aim was to help the public feel protected from the wide assortment of snake-oil salesmen of the day. Today, quality consultant and former Harvard professor Christopher W.L. Hart preaches a similar strategy, transforming that simple promise into a vital business technique called the extraordinary guarantee. This time around, Hart has shown that the guarantee can have a huge impact on service…
  • Environmentally Friendly Products Keep Shooting The Lights Out

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    24 Feb 2015 | 10:12 pm
    IN 2014 AMERICANS SPENT $510.1 BILLION ON PRODUCTS that were perceived to be eco-safe; gross sales for 2015 are expected to hit $621.5 billion. These figures are no surprise given that consumers are weighing the environmental impact of their everyday products and practices against new greener alternatives. The government’s pro stand on conservation and preservation is also a key issue. With an ear to the earth and an eye on the future, the following three entrepreneurs are growing successful companies from the seeds of environmental concern. Their stories may generate the spark you need…
 
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  • Re: Met our Respondent Target for the Coworking Survey

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Great news Steve! On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:47:16 AM UTC-7, Steve King wrote: > > Thanks to all of your help, we've met our respondent target for the > coworking survey. We will keep the survey live in case other folks want > to take it - it never hurts to have more respondents - but we con
  • WestField Opening Large Coworking Space in SF Mall

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Westfield, the large mall management company, is opening a 40,000 foot innovation center in it's SF mall called Bespoke. It combines coworking, event and demo spaces. JWT intelligence has more info on it.
  • Met our Respondent Target for the Coworking Survey

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Thanks to all of your help, we've met our respondent target for the coworking survey. We will keep the survey live in case other folks want to take it - it never hurts to have more respondents - but we consider it closed. We'll be tallying up the results and will have them ready for the May GCU
  • Re: Coworking Meetup on April 10th in Jacksonville, FL

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    InnoLabs will be attending! Thanks so much for coordinating this Paige. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone participating in this event. On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:27:26 PM UTC-4, Paige Calvert wrote: > > Each year, as part of the One Spark (the world's largest crowdfunding > festival)
  • Re: Fourth Friday Slackathons!

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    We've got our Fourth Friday Coworking Slackathon today! I just made sure everyone has invites to the group so you should all be good. If anyone else wants in, let us know! Everybody who's a member should have admin status and can make it happen. See you all later :) - 1pm Pacific/4pm Easter
 
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  • DreamCast Episode 9: Jenna Pederson

    Don Ball
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
      Jenna Pederson, Owner of 612 Software Foundry If programming is power, then I’d like you to meet a real power broker. Jenna Pederson (pronounced PED-erson, unlike how yours truly said it during the interview) has built a thriving software development practice of her own. As cofounder of the local chapter of Geekettes, she’s also seeking to share the power of software by helping bring other women into what’s been a “brotherhood” of coders. Listen to our chat and find out why Jenna’s so inspired and inspiring!   Show notes: selected links…
  • Coworking in retirement?

    Don Ball
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    MPR’s Chris Farrell in his natural, paper-strewn habitat We were recently visited by MPR economics commentator Chris Farrell, who wanted to interview some of our own Baby Boomer coworkers for an article in Next Avenue. Chris also is author of  “Unretirement,” a book that chronicles how many Baby Boomers are choosing to work during what have been typically considered retirement years. We even got Chris to sit down and be interviewed for the CoCo DreamCast (we’ll post his episode soon!). Given his years of reporting on personal finance, we wanted to hear…
  • What’s the true cost of office space?

    Don Ball
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    On the surface, traditional office space can look like a good deal, especially if you’re a small business or startup and willing to take space that’s a little rough. But when you start to add up the cost of the space, plus extra costs and commitments, you’ll find that traditional office space might not be the deal it appears to be. Below, we offer comparisons of CoCo group memberships to traditional office spaces with comparable amenities.   Traditional Office Lease vs. Small Campsite Traditional office lease Small Campsite at CoCo Dedicated space for 8 people…
  • Fargo-Moorhead Startup Roundup!

    Don Ball
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Take the survey It seems to be widely accepted that Fargo is enjoying a boom in startups. But it’s not so easy to quantify the boom. That’s why CoCo, Fargo’s first coworking space, along with Emerging Prairie and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GMFEDC) are teaming up to conduct a survey of the area’s startups. Dubbed the “Startup Roundup,” the survey will try to quantify the depth and breadth of the area’s startups. “We want to know more about what’s going on in the area, like: How many startups are there, exactly? What are they focusing on? And…
  • Action! (screw the lights and camera)

    Don Ball
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Has this ever happened to you? You go to a killer conference, or hear an inspiring speaker and you leave PUMPED UP. You’re ready to change your life, if not the world! And then a day passes. A week. A month. And NOTHING CHANGES. That’s because life doesn’t happen to us. You may have the starring role in the movie called your life, but you’re not automatically the director. Many of us are waiting for life to bring us good things. But waiting around to see who approaches you with fabulous offers isn’t much of a plan. People with fabulous things to offer don’t tend to…
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  • Reading :: Essential Works of Lenin

    Clay Spinuzzi
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other WritingsEdited by Henry M. ChristmanThis review is part of my ongoing investigation into the roots of Soviet activity theory. I did not anticipate having to read Lenin, but he is cited extensively by Ilyenkov and less so by Leontiev, and his legacy certainly impacted the Soviet Union. Below, I attempt a thumbnail sketch of the following works in this volume: What is to be done?; Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism; and The state and revolution. I won't cover The development of capitalism in Russia except to note that…
  • Reading :: The Theory and Practice of Cultural-Historical Psychology

    Clay Spinuzzi
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The Theory and Practice of Cultural-Historical PsychologyEdited by Seth ChaiklinThis 2001 collection is drawn from papers presented at the Fourth International Congress for Cultural Research and Activity Theory. In his introduction, Seth Chaiklin acknowledges the "risk that this volume could end as an incoherent set of chapters" (p.20)—as so many edited collections turn out to be. I'm not going to pass that judgment, but due to my current interests, I'll only discuss two of the 15 chapters.Chaiklin, S. (2001). The institutionalisation of cultural-historical psychology as a multinational…
  • Reading :: The Making of Mind

    Clay Spinuzzi
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The Making of Mind: A Personal Account of Soviet PsychologyBy A.R. LuriaThe above link goes to the version of the book I own; it looks like a later version is also available (Autobiography of Alexander Luria: A Dialogue with the Making of Mind). Both were edited or coedited by Michael Cole, who worked with Luria after receiving his degree in psychology in the US; in the Introduction, Cole movingly recounts his encounters with the great psychologist and discusses how he wishes he had had a better background to truly appreciate what Luria had accomplished or why Luria kept trying to get him to…
  • Reading :: The Russian Revolution

    Clay Spinuzzi
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    The Russian Revolution (2nd edition)By Sheila FitzpatrickThe link goes to the third edition of this book, but I read the second edition (1994; reissued 2001). Fitzpatrick explains in the introduction that she has revised the book to reflect on the end of the Soviet experiment shortly after the USSR's collapse—a fact that colors our experience of the earlier chapters.I picked up this book because I want to get a better understanding of the milieu in which activity theory developed. So, as I write the review below, I'll focus on a few key parts. But I found myself making notes throughout this…
  • Writing :: All Edge

    Clay Spinuzzi
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Spinuzzi, C. (2015) All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks. Chicago: University of Chicago PressThis is another entry in my series on writing, and the second book I've discussed in the series. As I complained in my first post in this series, "traditional academic publishing conceals the real work of writing," and I wanted a space to discuss what is usually concealed. In this case, let's talk about what went into writing this book.Why did I write it? After all, I didn't have to—my previous books have allowed me to be promoted as far as I can within the university system. The bottom…
 
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  • Six Months Later-Events Intern, Isabel Novoa

    Lindsey Rima
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Wow where did the time go! It feels like only a couple of weeks ago I was sitting down with Lindsey and Liz in an interview for an internship with Link Coworking. Funny enough I wasn’t even vaguely familiar with the term coworking and now find myself talking about coworking everywhere I go! When I speak to my friends about coworking they always seem to say, “Oh so it’s like an adult coffee shop” but this doesn’t even begin to explain coworking. Liz, Lindsey and Link have done so much for me and I couldn’t be more grateful for this amazing experience. Interning for Link has taught…
  • Member Spotlight: John Anderson

    Isabel Novoa
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Interviewed by: Isabel Novoa What is your occupation? I research a data base of information about wealthy Americans and sell that information to fundraisers and charities.  I was a reporter at Forbes Magazine 25 years ago. You know, when you’re young and don’t know what the hell you’re doing. I started as an intern and it was crazy interviewing people such as Donald Trump. I also have two condos in Kauai that I rent out. What made you choose to work at Link? I worked at home forever when I was married and my kids were at school all day. I got tired of the isolation of working at home…
  • Member Spotlight: Kari Janapareddi

    Isabel Novoa
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
      Interviewed by: Isabel Novoa What is your occupation? I am the regional sales manager for Taza Chocolate. I’ve been with Taza for 5 years. I oversee our brokers, distributers, and demoing personnel in a region of 11 states. What made you choose to work at Link? Besides needing to get out of the house, I really like the vibe, how bright and professional it is, and the great internet connection. It’s the perfect location for me. Also the squirrel, I love how fascinated we are by the squirrels. Has coworking expanded your business?  It has in more of like a personal growth and an…
  • The 5 Things You Must Do Before Opening a Coworking Space

    Link Coworking
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    So you’re thinking about opening up a Coworking space. It looks so easy, you like people, you’ve done the simple math and now you’re reaching out to space owners and asking questions. Let me help you out: 1. Find the Coworking Google Group and read a years worth of entries. All the basic questions have been asked and answered here. I’m not kidding a year. 2. Write a business plan, it’s not overrated it’s essential for pointing out what you don’t’ know. If the numbers don’t work. Don’t open. 3. Get a mentor. I found mine at Score a national organization funded by…
  • 10 Ways Link Coworking is better than a Coffee Shop for getting it done

    Link Coworking
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    1. We’re designed for you to stay awhile (read comfortable chairs and work surfaces) 2. We have a printer and scanner 3. We actively work to minimize distractions 4. We will introduce you to your neighbor (if you don’t already know them) 5. We have outlets at every seat 6. We give you snacks 7. We give you awesome locally roasted coffee 8. We have meeting rooms 9. You don’t have to wait in line 10. You never have to ask a stranger to watch your stuff while you pee I love to go grab a coffee as much as the next person but coffee shops were not designed for you to conduct business and…
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