How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

August 13, 2014



With a median household income of just over $37,000, Mississippi is the poorest state in the United States. A powerhouse organization promoting economic justice, Cooperation Jackson was born of a need to transform the state, in particular its capital and largest city, Jackson. Cooperation Jackson is a network of interconnected yet independent institutions including an […]

For the Coworking Curious

June 6, 2014



In general, coworkers pretty much love coworking. There are the details: wifi, community, a casual-but-productive-vibe and coffee. But there are lots of intangibles: a moment of cohesiveness, shared humor, mutual support, or a collaborative a-ha moment that make coworking spaces extraordinary. For a while now I’ve been a part of the coworking movement as both […]

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The Wisdom of Guy Kawasaki

May 8, 2014



Guy Kawasaki is a likable guy. He was the chief evangelist for Apple when it was a company trying to find itself, he’s one of the most recognizable names in Silicon Valley, he’s written nearly a dozen books, and he has lots of tech-y feathers in his cap. But the guy has a way of […]

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I Met a Real Live Robot

April 11, 2014



Yesterday I was working at NextSpace when I heard a lot of hustle and bustle and what sounded like someone talking loudly with their phone on speaker. I looked up and saw a giant screen rolling down the hallway toward the cafe area, presumably under its own control. “Oh, great,” I thought. “Here we go.” […]

7 Reasons Why This Traffic Light Rules

February 10, 2014



Somewhere in Germany there exist traffic lights that double as video games for pedestrians. Whoever designed and implemented this great street project deserves three cheers. Since watching this video last week, I’ve thought of it several times and found myself exploring why I like it so much. Here are 7 reasons: 1. It encourages people […]

A Worldwide Celebration of Collaboration? Nice!

January 16, 2014



Today is International Collaboration Day. This means that people all over the world are celebrating the power, importance and fun of collaboration with meetups, events, get-togethers and more. An independent, non-localized event that is participant-driven, iCollDay, as it’s been dubbed for those following along in the social media sphere, relies on people around the world […]

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