If a team can’t be fed with two pizzas, it’s too big!

admin/ May 23, 2018/ Uncategorized

Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, in describing his abhorrence towards Group Think (where the fear of conflict drives consensus which stifles individual initiative and creativeness) suggests his measure for determining the ideal size for a team that will get things done – just two pizzas! One of the benefits of co-working communities (and one often overlooked) is that by their very

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Can entrepreneurs go it alone? No and yes!

admin/ April 30, 2018/ Business, Community

By Damian Mears I had the pleasure of hosting an enlightening panel discussion in our coworking space last week. It was encouraging that over 50 people attended, especially on a unseasonably hot day. On the panel of esteemed Cambridge-based entrepreneurs were Jo Kruczynska, Ed Goodman, Anne Beamish and our very own John Monks. As I probed away, exploring the start

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Keeping Those Good Vibes Going

admin/ March 29, 2018/ Community

Back in the dark ages, 1967 in fact, the American rock band Love, released their eponymous album “Forever changes” (as in Love Forever Changes) regarded by many as one of the greatest albums ever produced. And as with this album, everything we create, no matter how good or bad, will change over time. Whether it was Love then, or as

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CambridgeSpace has Landed!

admin/ February 12, 2018/ Business, Community

An heroic effort by CambridgeSpace members over an extended weekend has enabled all the equipment, office furniture – and sense of community – being relocated to a new home. Hundred Houses have been greatly accommodating hosts since we opened in October 2016, but due to their own expansion, they needed their space back. CambridgeSpace membership has also grown and so

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What Organisations can learn from Co-working spaces

admin/ November 21, 2017/ Business

For some time, large companies have realised the connection between the flow of new ideas and innovations, and the essential drive to remaining competitive. In a form of reverse engineering, they have also come to realise that better ideas may exist outside their own organisations and have started paying attention to local co-working communities, comprising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and independent professionals,

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Unique collaborative office celebrates first birthday by rocketing to success

admin/ October 17, 2017/ Community, Customer experience

The only co-working facility in Cambridge run entirely by community volunteers is celebrating its first birthday with rapid growth in membership. Cambridge Space, currently on the top floor of Hundred Houses Society’s offices in Chesterton, opened in October 2016 in response to a growing need for a space where home-based freelancers and small businesses can feel part of a professional

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From Vienna to Cambridge. A journey to co-working!

admin/ October 4, 2017/ Community

One of our newest members, Greg Boyle, shared his first impressions on coworking at CambridgeSpace. ‘It’s been less than 24hrs since I’ve moved to Cambridge and also moved into this coworking space, but I felt it would be worth writing this for my first impressions. As a freelancer starting out a few years ago, I was reluctant to spend on

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10 reasons you should try co-working | part 1

Lenka Koppová/ October 4, 2017/ Business

It’s set up for work It’s more productive than home as you avoid the distractions of home life or coffee shop as you don’t have to put up with noisy children, lack of security if you need the loo or feeling you have to keep buying something Great interactions Working amongst like-minded people who also value great interactions ensures you

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Would you recommend co-working to other freelancers? We asked our members.

admin/ October 4, 2017/ Community

What made you want to try co-working and would you recommend it to others? Real-life members of CambridgeSpace speak out! “It’s so much better atmosphere than a corporate office. So much more nurturing than being ordered around. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to install more work-life separation and for freelancers who want a bit of chat and company during the

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