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True Capitalism and Coworking Spaces
A look at how the recession has affected the growth in coworking spaces.
By: Araceli Camargo-Kilpatrick
Capitalism has always had a scourge-esque connotation, you can imagine a greedy oligarch sitting on a opulent chair greening his teeth at all his wealth, whilst the rest of us sit at his feet. However, this was never the intention of capitalism, it was originally set-up to offer economic freedom to all. As it is stated by definition capitalism is when investments are made by private actors in the market rather than by a central government . Government essentially can mean the government itself of the monolithic companies that for the past 70 years have acted in a totalitarian and governing manner. Why would we want this way of capitalism to continue?
We believe that capitalism is the social responsibility of providing services and products to peers for the creation of economy. This isn’t greed or avarice, simply the process of creating an independent flow of economy that can be of benefit to everyone.
How To Create True Capitalism?
Being an entrepreneur does not mean that you have to make millions or take damaging risks. You can be a entrepreneur that creates a business which generates an immediate salary. True capitalism as about independence, so one more person that is creating their own economy is one more person contributing to other businesses and creating economic flow. The money has not gone away, its just stagnated and we need to create sustainable enterprises, which will begin to spend again and provide the platform for other businesses.
Coworking spaces are a great breeding ground for true capitalism, you see the members at THECUBE London, exchanging services, generating connections, all whilst maintaining their economic independence. The entrepreneurs in the space may not be the next Donald Trump, however they are contributing to each other’s economy and taking positive steps into creating sustainable and strong businesses. We view coworking spaces as microcosms of a new economic structure, the businesses are acting fairly, setting great value, and providing a new moral code for business exchange. This isn’t utopia, but we have seen a shift from business being about cold ambition and avarice to collaboration and independence.
We have a long way to go, but taking small, tangible and lean steps towards enterprise will begin to generate new streams of money, create independence, fairness, and true capitalism.
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THECUBE was opened in September 2009 with the objective of creating innovation amongst entrepreneurs. We stand by certain beliefs - diversity is key to innovation, ideas happen through well fed brains, the more you open up your idea the fresher it will be, business planning is useless, a pivotal change in the economic structure has occurred, diverse collaboration produces unique ideas, and ideas have to solve problems.
All of our members come from diverse backgrounds and age group and that is what makes coworking at THECUBE unique. There are engineers, educators, innovators, fashion designers, financial advisors, branding, medical researchers, and PR. The commonality is that people wanting to create a great business, one that is sustainable, innovative, and of its time.
We are interested in right now, how do we create ideas that generate economy now, as the future is uncontrollable.
Visit THECUBE at http://thecubelondon.com