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Sustainability

by Troy Durst on April 3, 2013

Plato famously wrote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And because the 2008 financial crisis, many of us were driven out of economic and social necessity to (re)invent work for ourselves — and for those around us. Enter one such reinvention: the shared workspace concept. Today, the actual definition and cursory view of a coworking [...]

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by Matthew Tuerk on March 1, 2013

I hope that you had a chance to read the recent article on coworking in IEDC’s EDnow newsletter (It’s only available to members, so if you are an IEDC member, you can grab it here). It goes into some depth on the phenomenon of coworking and what it means to economic development. If you don’t [...]

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by Lydia Snider on February 21, 2013

I grew up in Western civilization, raised on Darwin’s, survival of the fittest worldview. No matter where you are on the evolution/creation theories, his competition, bloody tooth and claw perspective has become a pillar of our cultural heritage. It has been the prevailing influence in how we’ve run our businesses. “Eat or be eaten” and [...]

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by Kristine Woolsey on February 18, 2013

The coworking movement has survived it’s infancy, learned to walk and talk, enjoyed the freedom of childhood, and now sits somewhere in its young adult phase.  The individualism of childhood fades as teens begin to run in packs, so excited to have found others like themselves. At that stage, you bond by defining what you [...]

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by Ramon Suarez on February 15, 2013

There are a lot of different reasons to open a coworking space, some are closer to business considerations while others are more on an idea, on the way you see the world. No matter why you decide to open a coworking space, the key to its survival is profit. We are not only talking about [...]

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by Angel Kwiatowski on February 11, 2013

Coworking breaks down the emotional barriers (and sometimes the physical ones too) that the traditional business world put up to keep us each in our place. Isolated. After working in this vacuum for a few years, its no wonder some of the best and brightest are striking out on their own, trading a little financial [...]

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