10 successful campaigns which collectively raised over 1.8 million dollars: who’s behind all this? Just the coworkers at Poligon Creative Centre. In this in-depth interview we hear about one coworking space’s use of crowdfunding and other initiatives that provide economic value for members.
From productivity experiments in German factories, to the 1100-ft desk, companies have experimented with shared workspace, leading us to our current experiment in creating dynamic coworking and maker spaces. PhD researcher Perttu Salovaara discusses the history of shared workspace and the communities that form within them.
People are sharing workspace and coworking is becoming a norm. Now, an older sharing concept — bartering time and skills in lieu of payment — is making a comeback and it may be happening in a coworking space near you.
Where does a coworking space’s culture come from? In my experience coworking in Paris and Nice, France, some spaces are transformational and rich with community, and others border on terrible. It has everything to do with who’s in charge.
We named our magazine after an amorphous vision of what a new worker might be, but that doesn’t necessarily make us experts as to what the hell a new worker actually is. So we called for help. Here we talk to coworking space owners in Morocco and New York about the new economy (and how […]
People enter the world of coworking in pursuit of greener pastures. But sometimes they don’t know how to actually get the green – the money. South African serial entrepreneur Alon Lichtenstein argues that coworking spaces should start recruiting independent sales people that can match up with freelancers and startups who need sales help. This is […]
Every coworking space has the potential to be a crowdfunding powerhouse. Here’s how to create successful crowdfunding campaigns that bring value — and income — to your fellow coworkers. We hear from Luka Piškorič, co-founder of a coworking space and crowdfunding lab in Slovenia, and Abdallah Absi, founder of the Middle East’s first crowdfunding platform, […]
In American culture, stress and exhaustion are worn with pride as status symbols. Being busy means you have a tireless work ethic. People assume you must be accomplishing your life goals. It’s time we reimagine the work week.
When he first came to New York City in 2007 my local network size was effectively zero, but after joining StartupBus, his network expanded explosively. Mike Caprio shows us visualizations of his network using the MIT Immersion Project and LinkedIn Labs to illustrate how his network works for him.
Coworking is a desirable solution for new attorneys, solo practitioners and small law firms, though some may be concerned as to whether coworking spaces conflict with the rules of professional conduct which all lawyers must uphold. Erin Sperger shares some tips for how lawyers can start coworking – and do it right.
The reason so many of us are freelancers is not solely because we are empowered to go it alone, though that is the story commonly told. Forces that have caused companies and governments to lower their responsibility to employed workers have played a crucial role in the process. Joel Dullroy, author of Independents Unite! Inside […]
More than the coffee and the wifi, coworking spaces can facilitate our own self-realization. Coworking spaces are vital in supporting people who choose sustainable, healthy work. Amy Segreti shares a few simple ways you can use your coworking experience to help support your dreams.