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Theseus’ Ship and the global coworking movement

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Having had 1000s of discussions with newcomers, rising stars, the old guard and observers of the global coworking movement; I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the different reactions to changes within and around the movement with the age-old debates around Theseus’ Ship. Whilst trying not to dive too far into the philosophical abyss, […]

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Building a Coworking Listing Sync-er-er

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Coworking space managers and marketers are spending way too much time updating a whole list of different listing sites. If you’ve been following my work over the last few years, you’ll know that I love building tech that breaks operational bottlenecks, improves community sustainability and/or diverts more resources back into supporting local entrepreneurship. If we […]

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To the 1000s in coworking who are about to be let go.

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute We see you. We see your passion and how much you believe in the impact that collaborative work communities can make in your neighbourhoods. Understandably, your morale and belief might be taking a hit right now. You might feel that you’re alone, with nowhere to turn, or unable to see any way to stay involved […]

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3 things to remember about coworking and the WeWork IPO

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked by a number of industry observers about the possible outcomes for the coworking sector of WeWork’s IPO being either a tremendous success or failure. I usually shy away from commenting publicly about any single coworking brand, as our job at included.co is to enrich the value of […]

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Coworking Perks & Trends breakfast in London

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been invited to host a relaxed morning breakfast with members of the London Coworking Assembly to chat about everything from coworking perks and trends to software, and anything in between. I’m excited to be back in London and to be able to discuss and share insights and lessons learned over 2 years of growing included […]

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My hopes (and fears) for implementing Hyperlocal Coworking Perks

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s undeniable that coworking spaces, and other multi-business communities, make a huge economic impact on the businesses in their immediate neighbourhoods. Members are constantly supporting neighbourhood markets, mom-and-pop stores and grabbing many many meals from local eateries, driving revenue into and across local economies every single day. Often, the best of these local vendors love […]

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Thoughts after speaking on the first GreekTech Talks panel in NYC

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week I was invited to Midtown Manhattan be on the panel for the first GreekTech Talks event. The event was hosted by GreekTech.org (an upstart organization founded by Mario Nicolaou that is dedicated to helping startups grow from Greece and Cyprus into the United States through New York) and attracted over 120 attendees, both […]

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Building a global online library for coworking research. And why.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the next big update of CoworkingLibrary.com was officially announced on stage in Barcelona at the 3rd RGCS Symposium, introducing the public, filterable and searchable index of 100+ research publications and counting. I recently partnered up with the two inspiring and highly-dedicated co-founders of the non-profit Coworking Library project. From the middle of November, I’ve […]

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The #1 coworktech question of 2018

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes “Should our coworking space use off-the-shelf software, no software or build our own?” I get asked this question weekly, sometimes even more often than that.   It’s a question that’s also asked a tonne in coworking facebook groups, the coworking google group and to other coworking operators again and again. The question’s popularity is even one […]