“Is innovation the result of the prophetic reflections of lone creative geniuses, or instead the fruit of the collaboration of a group of talented contributors working together? Does innovation come pushing out ideas that start as flashes of individual insight, or from taking the time to learn what users want?”
If you side with collaboration, check out a recent NYTimes piece on “The Rise of the New Groupthink”
1. Cobot - a one stop tool to managing a co-working space
2. freshbooks - painless billing
3. Hip Chat - team collaboration with online group chat
4. iTeleport - a magical app that allows you to access your computer from anywhere in the world
5. Loosecubes - a fun and easy way to find shared office space by the day or by month
6. Maven link - everything you need to deliver client services in one place
7. Ohours - meet interesting people, schedule open office hours
8. SocialCast - an enterprise collaboration platform that unites your company’s people, data and applications in real time. includes micro-blogging and analytics
9. Wave Accounting - free online accounting for small businesses
10. WorkFlowy - organize your brain with this mega list application
read an article about all the apps here
Sometimes the most exciting projects come from the most unlikely collaborations. After meeting in Art Basel Miami, Pharrell Williams and Chad Oppenheim were itching to find something to work on together. Pharrell Williams is known for his trend-setting music and fashion, while Chad Oppenheim is known for his innovative and sustainable architecture. Finally, they figured out a way to combine there passions. Oppenheim has designed the Pharrell Williams Resource Center, which will be built in William’s hometown, Virginia Beach. The 30,000 sq.ft. center is meant to serve as an escape and haven for kids to learn and dream.
Willams has said, “I believe the architecture of a building says a lot about its soul and I wanted a building for the center that makes a statement to the world and the kids – something that will stand as a monument of optimism, and felt Chad was the only architect that could capture that.” We couldn’t agree more. Oppenheim has shown his unique vision in buildings all around Miami, like these:
A true combination of love, art and business. We cannot wait to see how this collaboration turns out. The building is set to break ground in 2013.
Read the full article at Inhabitat.