independent http://kalw.org en Your Call: How are independent bookstores surviving and thriving? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-how-are-independent-bookstores-surviving-and-thriving <p><span class="s1"> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:04:28 +0000 Ali Budner 43150 at http://kalw.org Your Call: How are independent bookstores surviving and thriving? Independent workers seek communal workspaces http://kalw.org/post/independent-workers-seek-communal-workspaces <p>Instead of working alone, independent workers&mdash;freelancers, contractors, independent consultants and temps&mdash;are increasingly joining co-working spaces. These are collaborative work environments where independents can rent desk and meeting space down to the hour. Roughly like a gym membership, at co-working spaces, you pack your laptop instead of your sweats.</p><p>In Oakland, 2012 is the boom year for formally expanding the prevailing cubicle-centered notions of work and worker archetypes. By the end of the year, Oakland will have at least four formal co-working spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:30:31 +0000 Irene Florez 12314 at http://kalw.org Independent workers seek communal workspaces