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Free Coworking at the Public Library

Veröffentlicht am 6. März 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Free Coworking Directory, Meinung | Kommentieren »

I like to pick up the great ideas of Phil Shapiro (PC World) and SELC (Policies for a Shareable City #13: Public Libraries). Phil Shapiro suggests a very interesting „Free Coworking“ model for public libraries which the SELC supports:

Ronald van den Hoff explains the Seats2meet „Free Coworking“ concept

Veröffentlicht am 14. Februar 2012 von Redaktion in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Free Coworking Directory, Meinung | Kommentieren »

We are very happy that a number of coworking space operators have already commented on our „Free Coworking“ Campaign and joined the „Free Coworking“ Facebook group. One of them is Ronald van den Hoff (Author, Co-Founder and Trend Strategist of Seats2meet). Here we like to present his comment in full, he posted on CoWorking News:

„Let me indulge you with some background how we set up the operation of our Seats2meet.com co-working concept and dealt with the free co-working business model:

„Free Coworking“: Reply to Jay Thomas (Coworking Space Operator)

Veröffentlicht am 9. Februar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Basics, Konzeptionelles, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Funding, Meinung, Zitate | 6 Kommentare

First of all a big thank you to Jay for his great comment and very valuable points concerning the introduction of „Free Coworking“ in an already running coworking space!!! I am taking the unusual step to reply to his comment in a blog article, because I believe many people are interested to join the discussion.

„Free Coworking“: A „Facebook“ developed, run and owned by the Coworkers

Veröffentlicht am 8. Februar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Gesellschaftliches, New Work, New Life, Meinung, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice, Services und Unterstützung | Kommentieren »

To spark a few emotions at the beginning, I like to look at the currently largest social network „Facebook“. By closer examination you find out, that it is already run to a large extent by the users. The obvious one: Content. I guess no discussion on that one.  Another example: Support. According to a german site, it is not possible for Facebook to provide a contact form or direct email support. The explanation:  With 750 million free users, the company could not finance such a service. Well, what is the solution? People have to collaborate and support each other :-)) I leave it at that as an introduction because this article is not really about Facebook, it is about „Free Coworking“ and the way Coworkers can connect on a common platform!

„Free Coworking“: A „Free Apple“ Analogy

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Basics, Konzeptionelles, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Meinung | 1 Kommentar »

What would you rather have, a „free apple“ or a „paid apple“? By the way, I am talking about the fruit not the products from Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs ;-). I once had a box of apples that was left over from a conference. I could not take the box home, so I thought it would be nice to give the apples away. I went outside to offer the apples to the people walking by. What do you think how many people were happy to receive a fresh apple for free? I was very surprised, not many! I guess if you think about it, it is not very surprising, though I find, there is a good point for evolution here.