Some stuff I'm reading this week...
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We might be what you’re looking for. A group of professionals here in southern Sonoma County is embarking on an adventure in “coworking”— sharing office space together, while working independently. We’re looking for more like-minded people to join us.
It did not, at first, occur to him that there would be any demand for his invention -- an ampule that lets you smear a hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening mixture onto your teeth -- among those who do not have to worry about how they look on Entertainment Tonight. But whether it's true that no one ever went broke by underestimating the taste of the American public (as H.L. Mencken rather tastelessly contended), it's lately seeming much harder to go broke by overestimating the vanity of the American public.
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Recently, researchers have emphasized the importance of Internet-based linkages for the formation of weak ties, which serve as the foundation of bridging social capital. Because online relationships may be supported by technologies like distribution lists, photo directories, and search capabilities (Resnick, 2001), it is possible that new forms of social capital and relationship building will occur in online social network sites.
Frustrated with the slow churn of bureaucracy, a cadre of tech-savvy public transit advocates is working to make it easier to plan bus, train and ferry trips in the Bay Area.Already, they have created several unofficial Web sites that help people figure out where and when to catch transit operated by Muni, BART, Caltrain and other Bay Area agencies. And they hope to launch more.
Next weekend, they will gather in Palo Alto at Bay Area TransitCamp, a two-day workshop billed as a free-flowing brainstorming session on how to improve the region's public transit experience.
There's nothing new about making lemonade out of lemons. But giving true brand panache to mundane products like soaps and household cleaners? Now that's an accomplishment. And Adam Lowry and his partner, Eric Ryan, have done it. Method Products, their household-cleaning products company, is generating sales at a $40-million annual run rate after less than five years in business.
While coworking has evolved since Mr. Neuberg’s epiphany in 2005, dozens of places around the country and increasingly around the world now offer such arrangements, where someone sets up an office and rents out desks, creating a community of people who have different jobs but who want to share ideas.
Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.
I live here on my knees as I try to make you see that you're everything I think I need here on the ground.
But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
I REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE to write this article myself. I mean, why am I the one stuck in front of a computer terminal? All this tedious pecking out of words on my laptop. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. Jesus. What a pain in my ass. Can't someone else do it? Can't I delegate this to one of my new assistants and spend my day kicking back on a chaise lounge, Sam Adams in hand, admiring Mischa Barton's navel on my TV?
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