When the Stars align – Welcome Carly Slater!

The urban dictionary describes “when the stars align” as: “When an unexpected and nearly impossible event takes place. Usually due to pure luck or the divine intervention of God.” Carly joining thinkspace has nothing to do with pure luck. Carly Slater joins thinkspace as our CXO, Chief Experience Officer. The reason why I’m so excited […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 8

A few months ago, I attended a simulcast of The Justice Conference in Bellevue.  One of the speakers at the conference was Claire Diaz-Ortiz.  Claire (@claire) has worked at Twitter since 2009 and manages Twitter’s social good initiatives, including the Twitter for Nonprofits and Twitter Ads for Good programs.  She is also known as “The Woman Who Got the Pope on […]

Coworking: who you surround yourself with matters.

In a recent presentation given at thinkspace, the CEO and founder of thinkspace, Peter Chee, spoke on the importance of mentors and role models.  He confessed that when he first started out, he had a 50 page business plan which he was pretty jazzed about, but “didn’t grab ahold of the models of mentors early […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 7

This week, I got hit with a high fever for three days, so have moved my Week 7 book to Week 8. However, I did manage to still read an entire book…but not exactly a novel. This week I read a children’s book to my nephews, Cooper (age 4) and Jack (age 2): Llama Llama Red […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 6

For week 6 of my yearlong reading project, I sped through The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.  If you are anything like me (and intimidated by the sheer volume and language of such a book), stop right there.  Just reading the introduction hooked me in to want to know more about […]

Happy 5th birthday, thinkspace!

The thinkspace community first opened its doors 5 years ago today, on May 1st of 2008. Since then, thinkspace has been – and continues to be – home to many startups and established businesses. Upon starting thinkspace, Peter Chee understood that if he took a conventional path, he could expect conventional results.  But from the […]