For the last couple of years, I’ve heard buzz about the included.co Secret Santa project for coworking space operators and members. To be honest, I had every intention of participating, but never got around to it. Until now. Earlier this
Jennifer, one of our community managers at NextSpace Santa Cruz, gives great hugs. You know the type of bear hugs that make you feel like everything’s ok? She gives those ones. Yesterday, Jennifer and I had a quick chat
A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about how many of my friends and colleagues struggle with overwhelm, anxiety and depression. So I posted a Twitter poll just to get a sense of things in my larger circle.
If I see another article about how open workspaces are bad, I’m going to scream. It’s a tired old conversation that we long ago laid to rest. Here’s the deal, from someone who works every day in an open
Let’s do a little thought experiment. What would happen if you lost your coworking space? I mean the actual building, with all your cool interior design, your ergonomic furniture, your soundproof phone booths, your glass-enclosed meeting rooms? Would your
I was recently chatting with a fellow Peers Conference attendee in Austin, Texas. We were at a post-event happy hour swapping stories about working alone, freelancing and the benefits (and pitfalls) of working for an agency. The conversation turned,
In 2011, Randi Zuckerberg shared what she called the Entrepreneur’s Dilemma. The idea is that busy, successful entrepreneurs don’t have time for everything and that they have to be willing to sacrifice areas of what might otherwise be a
Loneliness is a huge problem. Despite our tech-connected world, people are alone and hungry for authentic connection. The problem is so serious and widespread that the U.K. recently created a new position, a Minister of Loneliness, to address it.
Talking to coworking people about the importance of community is, as my dad would say, preaching to the choir. Most of us coworking professionals understand the power of collaboration, cooperation, mutual support and social connection. We experience it every
I recently read a thought-provoking blog post from Sarah Athanas, co-founder of Groundwork in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In it, Athanas asks the question, “Is coworking is suitable for introverts?” A self-described introvert, Athanas explains that being introverted doesn’t make