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The Age of Coworking: Collaborative Consumption for the Creative Community. Report Maria Popova Many coworking spaces are housed in meticulously designed lofts.

The Age of Coworking: Collaborative Consumption for the Creative Community

Photo from Green Spaces, NYC. The shift from an ownership economy to an economy of sharing has been one of the most important movements of the past few years – a concept most eloquently captured in Rachel Botsman's notion of collaborative consumption. From car- and bike-sharing to bookcycling reading clubs, the decentralization of resources is enabling us to have more by owning less — because, as Kevin Kelly puts it, "access trumps possession. " A rapidly proliferating number of coworking spaces worldwide is attracting creative entrepreneurs and freelancers across the entire spectrum of vocations, from startup founders to professional proofreaders.

In New York City alone, dozens such coworking spaces exist. Coworking spaces fused with incubators are even popping up under the wings of existing funds. Mine, too. Not sure how to find one? Coworking global survey: 42% of all coworkers report earning a higher income since joining a coworking space. A few days ago, Deskmag, the coworking magazine, launched a worldwide survey, in order to investigate the motivations of the users of coworking spaces.

Coworking global survey: 42% of all coworkers report earning a higher income since joining a coworking space

Coworking Europe 2010 is proud to be a partner of this great initiative. The survey collected answers from 661 coworking space users around the world, originating from 24 different countries. The evaluation of the data requires a little time, but a few preliminary results are already available, says Deskmag. Here they are : Firstly, it seems a large majority of coworkers are very satisfied with their coworking space. You may find more results of the survey here One month ago, Entreprise Globale and Tech4i2, released the results coming from a survey on Coworking spaces in Europe. Then, 87% of the surveyed European coworking space answered that new projects were born from a collaboration between people who first met in the coworking space. We think it’s a fantastic news. Like this: Coworking.

BetterMeans. Bettermeans 9 minute tour. The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide. Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online.

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide

We’ve posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide. We’ve pulled all our tips and tricks together and added quite a few more. Additionally, share your Dropbox tips and tricks and we’ll update the list to share the fun with everyone. Dropbox? Not familiar with Dropbox? Is Dropbox a web app? Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers. Dropbox Tour The secondary component of Dropbox is the web app. So what else can you do with Dropbox?

Cohuman. Products - iMindMap - Basic. As the only Mind Mapping software endorsed by the inventor himself, Tony Buzan, iMindMap is specifically designed to get you thinking clearly and creatively.

Products - iMindMap - Basic

Brainstorm Ideas Use our unique, free-form Brainstorm View to capture ideas without restriction. Develop & Organise Switch into Mind Map View to build on ideas and organise them into plans. Collect info in a single hub Add notes, links, files and comments to capture lots of information on one, easy-to-navigate canvas. Manage tasks to completion Plan with precision and never miss a deadline thanks to iMindMap’s integration with visual task management app DropTask. Present ideas with a difference Create unique presentations and convey your ideas in a powerful and memorable way. Work with stunning visuals Inspire creative thinking with flexible design options, such as Branch Art, 3D View, flowcharts, icons and images.

“Your Mind Mapping software has transformed our business & become a part of our cultural DNA.” Définition du coworking en vidéo. Initier et d'accompagner les pratiques coopératives. Employee feedback, motivation and teamwork software. JetBytes — free file exchange service.