From Berlin, to New York City, to Thailand, Deskmag has covered the ins and out of the coworking movement, exploring new locations and cultures that have inspired the coworking movement all over the world. Recently, we spoke with Bobby Liu, founder of the HUB. IT, which recently celebrated its opening in Hanoi, Vietnam. Liu spoke with us about opening the space and also the need for coworking in Vietnam.
Each and everyday, more and more people are discovering coworking. The movement is not only a great alternative for independent workers, but it has been proven time and time again to be a sustainable and clearly identified solution for entrepreneurs and freelancers looking to build a network and collaborate with like-minded people. However, while existing coworking spaces are still aiming to validate their business model, the more established spaces are now looking towards the next innovative steps they will take.
Deskmag’s Global Coworking Survey is now online. For the fourth year running, we examine the conditions of coworking spaces, its users, operators and potential members. The survey can be taken by coworkers, non-coworkers, and space operators alike. Last year, Deskmag collected data from over 2,000 respondents, making it the world’s largest survey dedicated to coworking.
If you’re in the happy predicament of having too much work and not enough time in which to complete it, you’ve reached the big moment. To delegate or not to delegate? Subcontracting work out to another person’s heart and brain can be scary the first couple of times. As entrepreneurs, we’re ultimately responsible for the deliverable. We coax it with tender loving care into existence, and deliver it like a precious baby to its new parent, the client.
Writing for a targeted publication such as Deskmag can have certain side effects, namely that you begin to pass the information around you through the broad filter of freelancing and coworking. You hear an album that was recorded in the artist’s bedroom and think about self-determination and access to cheap technology. You see a film about pirates and think about organization and collaboration. And you work as freelancer and think about the origin of this term.
Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall in Philadelphia and specialist in collaboration and community for cities and businesses is coming to the UK! Alex will be fronting his 'Better Work Tour' which will see him discussing topics of coworking, community building and the likes of how this fast moving functioning trend is quickly changing the game of how and where we work.
By all accounts, Nashville, Tennessee, has been on a great run recently. It’s got a hit TV show named after it, a bustling healthcare and music industry, and both The New York Times and Forbes have named it a top city in which to live. Jack White, Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp all have homes there. It welcomes over 10 million tourists per year to its bustling downtown and authentic honky-tonk bars. And it has no state income tax, a fact that drives many business and entrepreneurs to relocate there. So how vibrant are the freelancing and coworking sectors in this up-and-coming city? Lets find out.