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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.

How to transform coworking from expression to collaboration

Veröffentlicht am 31. Januar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Meinung, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice | 1 Kommentar »

In his TEDx talk in November 2009 Michel Bauwens made some very interesting observations about peer to peer production. He points to the fact that when people create something in common, they create their own infrastructure.  On the other hand when people link to share their expression they tend to use a corporate infrastructure like Facebook or Flickr. I see coworking at the moment as a combination of these two.