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True Capitalism and Coworking Spaces | THECUBE | Neurochemically primed collaborative workspace | LondonThis recession has affected people in every sector, age group, and background, making this recession as crippling as the ‘Great Depression. The figures being reported in the US are grim with more unemployment yet to come and many people in their 50′s not being able to ever find work again. Some may see this as complete doom, however we see it as the shake-up we all needed to analyse value, fairness, and what capitalism actually really means. Capitalism has always had a scourge-esque connotation, you can imagine a greedy oligarch sitting on a opulent chair greening his teeth at all his wealth, whilst the rest of us sit at his feet. However, this was never the intention of capitalism, it was originally set-up to offer economic freedom to all. As it is stated by definition capitalism is ‘when investments are made by private actors in the market rather than by a central government’ .
Social enterprises that say they want to change the world should share more, says Benita Matofska Clothes swapping, or swishing, is a free and environmentally friendly alternative to hitting the shops Photograph: Sarah Lee When I mention the 's' word, the response is usually a panicked "share what?" You see the truth is we're terrified of sharing. We've been sold the idea that having a lone wolf mentality means we're more likely to survive in business, yet now there's an overwhelming body of evidence, to show that the opposite is true.
Ef Rodriguez We spend a lot of time at our desks each day. Though many of Boulder's tech workers hole up at coffee shops and teahouses, the majority of us wind up at desks to demolish the bulk of our tasks. We take a seat in a comfy chair, adjust our screens for optimal viewing pleasure and settle in for a productive block of typing time. However, not everyone is content to park their supple buttocks in a seat for hours and hours. Nay, there is a small population of local geeks that have decided to work standing up -- like, literally all day.
Wade Roush 2/10/11 Building a company is hard enough—there’s no need to do it in lonely isolation. That’s the realization hitting a growing number of tech entrepreneurs seeking desks at the coworking spaces scattered around San Francisco Bay. The appeal of these spaces goes well beyond the free coffee and the Internet access: proximity to other creative people is almost guaranteed to generate serendipitous collaborations, sales leads, or even employment offers. “If you are launching a startup or have one that is just one or two people, you should really try to get into a coworking space,” New York venture capitalist Fred Wilson wrote in a blog post surveying the coworking phenomenon last fall.