coWORKing Coffee Talk: How to save the world

coWORKing Coffee Talk: How to save the world

  Coffee Social was no laughing matter this week.  Well, actually, we did laugh, but we also attempted to tackle a huge issue: How to save the world. I suppose first off, you have to believe the world needs saving.  It seems most of us can agree that there are some pretty pressing issues confronting […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Are you curious?

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Are you curious?

What will be the future of battery technology?  How can grass sequester carbon?  What is the uncanny valley?   Coffee Social is all about curiosity.  And when you are curious, the world is a bounty of wonders. I have a ten-year-old daughter, so I think a lot about education.  It is easy to worry that our […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Misunderstandings

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Misunderstandings

I hate you. I hate you! 😉 You’re going to Hawaii? I’m so jealous, I hate you! 😉 What happens when the true intent of our words gets lost in translation?  One coWORKer came to Coffee Social this week with a disturbing Facebook story. It was the classic “I was joking, but you didn’t know […]

Resolutions Part 3: Waste Not, Want Not

Resolutions Part 3: Waste Not, Want Not

March:  Waste less food.  Unlike the simplicity of one-time projects like the first two months, changing a habit requires ongoing effort.  Our standard food system is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, especially when it comes to animal products.  It’s also an easy place to make a significant difference.  This is an extremely fascinating […]

Resolutions Part 2: Let There Be Light

Resolutions Part 2: Let There Be Light

Way back in January (yes, it’s already April!), I set my New Year’s resolution:  Each month I tackle one thing in my own life that can reduce my footprint on this precious planet, specifically around climate change.  As I mentioned, I’m easily distracted, so I thought a blog would keep me on track.  Well, it […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: The Nature of Evil – Mar 17th 2015

coWORKing Coffee Talk: The Nature of Evil – Mar 17th 2015

What do gasoline, third grade literacy rates, and mentors have in common?  They may all be important factors in determining your destiny.  Coffee Social this week inspired a fascinating discussion on crime, punishment, and education. We started with the age-old notion of evil.  Is that what drives people to do bad things?  I suppose it depends on […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: What Problem Are You Trying to Solve? Mar 3rd 2015

coWORKing Coffee Talk: What Problem Are You Trying to Solve? Mar 3rd 2015

  If you are embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, where do you begin? coWORKer Brian has a lot of experience in the startup world and his first point to the group:  If you’re expecting to be a success, you’d better understand what problem you are solving. It might be as simple as quelling boredom on the bus […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Post-Apocalyptic Skills – Feb 3rd 2015

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Post-Apocalyptic Skills – Feb 3rd 2015

What’s your post-apocalyptic skill?  This subject keeps coming up at Coffee Social.  We humans are brilliant animals who can orbit the earth in a space station and trap all of human knowledge in a smart phone, but if all hell broke loose, would we have the basic skills needed to survive? Barry, for example, wants […]

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Resolutions (Part 1) – Jan 22nd 2015

coWORKing Coffee Talk: Resolutions (Part 1) – Jan 22nd 2015

Argh! It’s that time of year again.  I’m not normally a New Year’s Resolution kind of person, but I do appreciate marking a time in the year for reflection and goal setting.  As we made our way around the table during Coffee Social last week, we gave everyone a chance to voice their hopes and […]

Branding: From Cars to Coworking

Branding: From Cars to Coworking

Would you buy a Hyundai?  Or a Kia? Or a Buick? I don’t think of our crew down at WORK as being terribly brand-conscious, but when talk went to cars and identity, some deep-seated biases reared their heads.  “Branding” seems to be all the rage these days, and for good reason.  Humans very often make […]