Coworking's Third Wave

As coworking becomes part of the industry mainstream we are seeing some clear trends emerging which impact how we should think about the value proposition of coworking in innovation ecosystems. In this post, we look at the three waves of the coworking movement, and how they each support the building of a thriving ecosystem.


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Friday Fives

No shortage of interesting content this week - we look at organisational design as an operating system; Amazon’s Valentine’s Day break up with New York; growing discontent with Silicon Valley; a deep dive into crowdfunding platform Kickstarter; and a recent debate on VC funding in New Zealand.

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Friday Fives

This week we look at Spotify’s acquisition of podcast company Gimlet Media; the politics of city business incentives; the fraught Foxconn Wisconsin tax incentive deal; New York’s HQ2 deal which looks like it’s on rocky ground; and some inspiring women innovating in AI and blockchain.

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Friday Fives

This week we look at the newly launched Storytech; the historical pattern of ‘strong’ and ‘weak’ technologies; building strong communities that cross the generational gap, a new and surprising competitor to Starbucks; and the NZ company spearheading the global conversation about a four day work week.

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Tracy MoyesComment
Friday Fives

Game on this week, and after settling into the work groove refreshed from the holiday break, things are all go in O/TG HQ. This week we’re paying it forward and supporting our next wave of student innovators; looking again at the impact of AI on creativity and work; closing the gap between rhetoric and reality when it comes to innovation culture; hearing from Y-Combinator’s Sam Altman on how to be successful; and wrapping our heads around Quantum Computing 101 thanks to the brainiacs at IBM Research.

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Tracy Moyes Comment
Friday Fives

It’s 2019, we’re back from our summer holidays and pumped for what the year has in store ahead. We may not yet be dealing with the replicants from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner, set in Los Angeles in 2019, but AI and other disruptive technologies continue to rapidly build momentum globally. This week we look at a new book from Clayton Christensen on the role of innovation in addressing poverty; online courses from Richard Florida (on the role of cities as drivers of prosperity) and Finland (teaching its citizens about AI); how we can protect workers from the prospect of job displacement by AI; and how the “chronically late” amongst us can better manage our time.

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Friday Fives

This week we look at the AI Index report, an investigation by the New York Times into McKinsey’s sometimes contentious work around the world, the US China trade relationship, a map of innovation in Australia and when Fortnite pwnd Google.

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Tracy MoyesComment
Friday Fives

This week we are broaching the sometimes fear inducing, often confusing, and ever exciting world of Artificial Intelligence. From a view of the future where AI removes your drudgery, to chatbots, New Zealand startups and why China is leading the world. We take a look at what Amazon and Facebook are up to and leave you wondering - what makes us human, and how is that better than a machine?

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Friday Fives

This week we look at the recent Blockworks event here in NZ covering all things blockchain; IDEO’s defence of design thinking (done right), how creative pursuits increase the likelihood of winning a Nobel Prize, M.I.T’s plans for a college for Artificial Intelligence and startup learnings from “Girl Boss” Sophia Amourusa.

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Tracy MoyesComment
Friday Fives

This week we look at stablecoins and how they could help cryptocurrencies achieve world domination, how worker-bots are driving big valuations, next year’s SXSW programming trends, beautiful daily commute data visualisations and a round up on entrepreneurship and mental health.

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Friday Fives

Our weekly roundup of things that have caught our eye. This week we look at the implosion of “change-the-world” VC funds, the hardware digital gender divide in Kenya, Microsoft’s new AI for Humanitarian Action programme, China’s growing (and highly profitable) podcast industry, and Airbnb’s petition to the SEC to allow it to start issuing equity to hosts.

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Tracy MoyesComment
Friday Fives

Our weekly roundup of things that have caught our eye. This week we look at how the built environment can positively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities; the crash of the cryptocurrency markets; Alibaba and the future of business; China’s Belt and Road initiative; and San Francisco Bay Area and it's growing extremes as the centre of the world's innovation economy while at the same time a place of deep economic equality.

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