On a recent trip to the Bay Area, I was fortunate enough to spend time (work + play) at NextSpace. We started to see quickly that there were similar approaches to how Biznik and NextSpace create community.
• Both companies recognize that some things suck.
• We both work to keep our community free of spamming and MLMs.
• The 95/5 Rule applies in both places.
• And NextSpace and Biznik both provide an end to isolation.
The 100th monkey theory is about how an idea or action that one tribe of monkeys generates paranormally spreads across time and space to other tribes of monkeys. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, at 2nd and Market, NextSpace is a coworking space dedicated to community and a cool work space.
Coined in 1999, coworking spaces are the way of the future. These are communities supporting indie business folks, events which support small business, and collaboration amongst members (and other coworking spaces).
Check out this quick and dirty introduction to Jeremy Neuner and his new space in San Francisco. We wish them every bit of luck as they build their community: