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The Blueprint moves into its next phase of evolution: we are excited to introduce our new partner, Hack the Hood. And sa...
03/31/2016
Hack the Hood moves into Blueprint – Open Door

The Blueprint moves into its next phase of evolution: we are excited to introduce our new partner, Hack the Hood. And sad to announce we are no longer open for public coworking.

http://opendoor.io/hack-the-hood-moves-into-blueprint/

Hack the Hood is a non-profit that trains low-income youth of color in technology and marketing skills, providing an on-ramp to get involved in the lucrative technology industry. When we started the Blueprint, the community vision has always been to be a positive force for the neighborhood. Hack the…

Photos from our first lifehacker meetup!
12/11/2015

Photos from our first lifehacker meetup!

Photos from our first lifehacker meetup!

"Work-life balance doesn’t exist in a world where sippy cups, Algebra lessons, Swedish massage class, yoga, conference c...
12/04/2015
F*ck Work-Life Balance — Life + Travel + Work

"Work-life balance doesn’t exist in a world where sippy cups, Algebra lessons, Swedish massage class, yoga, conference calls, editorial deadlines and living in a third language all co-habitate in the same mental space.

It just doesn’t. And, it’s asinine to pretend that it does."

It is three in the afternoon on a Tuesday afternoon and I’m sitting on my dock with a beer.

"....it is in this type of conversation — where we learn to make eye contact, to become aware of another person’s postur...
12/01/2015
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

"....it is in this type of conversation — where we learn to make eye contact, to become aware of another person’s posture and tone, to comfort one another and respectfully challenge one another — that empathy and intimacy flourish.

In these conversations, we learn who we are."

What have we done to face-to-face conversation?

How to hack your "mental software" to be effective at creating something meaningful in a changing world. Taking notes fr...
11/21/2015
The Cook and the Chef: Musk's Secret Sauce - Wait But Why

How to hack your "mental software" to be effective at creating something meaningful in a changing world. Taking notes from Elon Musk- its not that he's a "genius" - he has just debugged his personal operating system to work better!

The critical piece of wisdom we all need to take away from this series.

We're definitely full of #noteworthy material after #lifehacking dinner on Wed. Feeling jazzed to keep going!
11/20/2015

We're definitely full of #noteworthy material after #lifehacking dinner on Wed. Feeling jazzed to keep going!

Co-lunching!
11/20/2015
Lunch Program Prototype! | The Blueprint

Co-lunching!

If you want some or all of your meals for take-away, you just need to let Emma know and she’ll put your lunch into a jar. Jars will be available for pickup after lunch has been served, so you can bring them to work the next day! There will be a $2 deposit for the take-away mason jar. There will also…

Awesome tricks for optimizing your gmail experience: http://ow.ly/UmbEM #lifehackingspace #greattips #livebetter
11/19/2015
How to Use Gmail and Make it Work For You

Awesome tricks for optimizing your gmail experience: http://ow.ly/UmbEM #lifehackingspace #greattips #livebetter

For years email and I were at war. I avoided it, blamed it for productivity hassles and wished it would disappear like other relics from the past....

Tonight's the night. Come hang with us, eat good food and share your dreams for what a #lifehacking space can be!
11/18/2015

Tonight's the night. Come hang with us, eat good food and share your dreams for what a #lifehacking space can be!

11/17/2015
I Suck at Habits: How Do I Get Better? : zen habits

"...the first thing to know is that you don’t suck, your environment does. You just need to learn to set up a better habit environment."

#CreatingHealthyEnvironments #Lifehacking

I’ve had numerous readers tell me that they Suck at Habits. And I totally get that, because in 2005, that’s exactly where I was. I sucked at habits.

We love how the @ThePassionCo helps people to #lifehack their passions. Take a peek at their blog for instant inspo: htt...
11/13/2015
Startups

We love how the @ThePassionCo helps people to #lifehack their passions. Take a peek at their blog for instant inspo: http://ow.ly/UmfEg

Stories about people pursuing their passion for entrepreneurship and startups: tech, consumer, founding, funding, business design, creative...

Our #lifehacking potluck is approaching fast. Let's gather to brainstorm and design our lives together!
11/10/2015

Our #lifehacking potluck is approaching fast. Let's gather to brainstorm and design our lives together!

"When people drop the cheesy pick-up line “What's your story?”, like a man who nicks his carotid artery while shaving, t...
11/04/2015
The Story of Your Life

"When people drop the cheesy pick-up line “What's your story?”, like a man who nicks his carotid artery while shaving, they've accidentally hit upon something vital."

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.

"I suppose that people who live with passion start out with an especially intense desire to complete themselves. We are ...
11/02/2015
Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion

"I suppose that people who live with passion start out with an especially intense desire to complete themselves. We are the only animals who are naturally unfinished. We have to bring ourselves to fulfillment, to integration and to coherence."

#DesignYourLife #LifehackingforPassionatePeople

Those who immerse themselves in their pursuits show courage in exploring their inner selves and in getting past worrying about what others think.

Happy Friday to all you hard workers making things happen for yourself! #Happiness
10/17/2015

Happy Friday to all you hard workers making things happen for yourself! #Happiness

#ThoughtfulThursday Reminder: Happiness is created and restored within!

(If anyone knows the original artist of this please let us know. We want to give credit and collaborate!)

We are excited to welcome Newco Festivals to the Blueprint space today! Only a few more tickets remain. Will we see you ...
10/08/2015
What's a NewCo like? - NewCo

We are excited to welcome Newco Festivals to the Blueprint space today! Only a few more tickets remain.

Will we see you there? Chat beings at 4:30 PM!

#NewCo #OaklandStartups

At NewCo, you engage with the people behind innovative businesses in their native environment. That's right – you visit the companies, not some stuffy hotel ballroom. Get inside the engines driving real change in your city – sign up for NewCo today!

"On the path towards purpose (or call it general contentment/overall peace), many of us devote sacred time and money exp...
10/07/2015
The Call for Quiet Tribe

"On the path towards purpose (or call it general contentment/overall peace), many of us devote sacred time and money exploring relationships, therapists, gatherings, self-help books, coaches, meditations, and programs to achieve more clarity about what this life is really all about. I know I have.

But what if the point of life isn’t to find your purpose?
What if it’s to live with purpose?"

Tribes keep us accountable to our dreams.

"Ask.com moved to downtown Oakland in 2004 and in 2009 Pandora followed suit. More recently an influx of businesses have...
10/05/2015
Introducing A Blog That Will Cover Entrepreneurship In Oakland

"Ask.com moved to downtown Oakland in 2004 and in 2009 Pandora followed suit. More recently an influx of businesses have drawn to the area for its lower cost of living and community-oriented culture. A city that has been largely associated with crime is now dubbed San Francisco’s hip neighbor."

Follow Forbes' new column on Oakland's changing culture and growing community of small businesses.

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley’s parameters have stretched over the last five years. A term previously associated with San Jose to Palo Alto now sweeps across San Francisco. Starts ups, entrepreneurs, and tech giants have carved out operations throughout the city, spawning an influx in luxury co…

“I think Millennials really want work that means something,” Schwartz says. “They don’t just want a paycheck. I think th...
10/03/2015
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“I think Millennials really want work that means something,” Schwartz says. “They don’t just want a paycheck. I think they take it for granted that work will have these non-material benefits that I write about.”

The Blueprint is a versatile space created with the vision of serving Oakland's community in a variety of ways.Do you ha...
10/02/2015

The Blueprint is a versatile space created with the vision of serving Oakland's community in a variety of ways.

Do you have more ideas on how we can utilize our space? Let us know!

#Oakland #Community #Coworking #Collaboration

"In his recent book, The Purpose Economy, #socialentrepreneur Aaron Hurst writes how #coworking spaces are a powerful to...
09/23/2015
Why Coworking Is Hot

"In his recent book, The Purpose Economy, #socialentrepreneur Aaron Hurst writes how #coworking spaces are a powerful tool for cultivating #community among a new class of workers who are driven to organize their professional lives around continuous #personalgrowth, meaningful relationships, and the service of something greater than themselves."

These shared workspaces for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent workers tend to feel hip, fun, and casual -- but their success is about much more than cool design.

"It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues ar...
09/20/2015
The Moral Bucket List

"It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love?"

An oldie but goodie by David Brooks.

What kind of adventures produce goodness, rather than build résumés?

"Co-working hubs and home-office hybrids for travelling professionals are popping up all over the place to bring togethe...
09/18/2015
Have work, will travel: How digital nomads are redefining work

"Co-working hubs and home-office hybrids for travelling professionals are popping up all over the place to bring together these "short-term expats," who seek social interaction, networking opportunities, a good internet connection and a decent place to hold client meetings."

As the freelance economy grows, more professionals who work over an Internet connection are finding that they can travel abroad, while still earning their livelihood.

09/18/2015

We'll be hosting our Oakland City Councilperson Abel Guillén at The Blueprint for a neighborhood walking tour of local businesses. Sept. 23rd at 5:30pm

Last night members from our #community met and discussed the power (and challenges) of #coliving. A few highlights inclu...
09/16/2015

Last night members from our #community met and discussed the power (and challenges) of #coliving. A few highlights included:

- The power #intentional communities have to provide alternative family for those who choose to not marry or have children.

- The financial,environmental and emotional benefits of sharing resources and space.

- The importance of new generations approaching #communal living as a way to "change the world" not simply "isolate from the world" (as some may say communal living arrangements from the 60's and 70's tended to do).

Check out our next Coliving Tea Time event on Oct. 14th!

"Social entrepreneurship is more than a recent trend spurred by the emergence of the Millennial generation into the busi...
09/16/2015
Social Entrepreneurship: How Generation-Y Is Changing The World

"Social entrepreneurship is more than a recent trend spurred by the emergence of the Millennial generation into the business world. It represents a shift toward accountable business practices and creating sustainable change in the world."

We are motivated by knowing where our work is going.

"Entrepreneurs play a vital role in job creation and providing opportunities to young people. Our annual Job Creation Su...
09/14/2015
Can Entrepreneurship Solve the Youth Unemployment Crisis?

"Entrepreneurs play a vital role in job creation and providing opportunities to young people. Our annual Job Creation Survey consistently shows that entrepreneurs' hiring plans outpace the rest. In 2015, we found that 47 percent of entrepreneurs (and 77 percent of world-leading entrepreneurs) plan to increase the size of their workforce, compared to 29 percent of large corporations."

Develop your entrepreneur spirit with a membership to our co-working: https://blueprint.cobot.me/

65 percent of the 2,800 young people surveyed around the world want to run their own business at some point in their careers -- 27 percent want to do so immediately and 38 percent after learning from someone else first.

How's your Friday hanging? Let us know!
09/11/2015

How's your Friday hanging? Let us know!

Have you seen our new beautiful blue wall inside the Blueprint? The perfect separation of productivity and peace. Now yo...
09/10/2015

Have you seen our new beautiful blue wall inside the Blueprint? The perfect separation of productivity and peace. Now you can truly leave your work behind when you take a sweet tea break. ;)

Snag a spot or share with your favorite lady. An afternoon of sisterhood, delicious food, self exploration, tea and rela...
09/10/2015
Intuitive Wisdom Series : SoulCollage

Snag a spot or share with your favorite lady. An afternoon of sisterhood, delicious food, self exploration, tea and relaxation this Sunday at the Tea Oasis Oakland.

Our favorite part of what makes Blueprint unique is how diverse our community continues to become!

Experience the teachings of your being through art.

POLL: Would you join Blueprint if we created a dedicated art /crafts / tinkering space? Please comment!
09/10/2015

POLL: Would you join Blueprint if we created a dedicated art /crafts / tinkering space? Please comment!

This Thursday Sept. 10th we are hosting an art opening. Its gonna be wild. Literally!
09/08/2015
Oakland Zoo Auctions off Artwork Created by Animals

This Thursday Sept. 10th we are hosting an art opening. Its gonna be wild. Literally!

Artists featured in the Animal Art Show include an elephant, meerkat, lemur, goat, sun bear, giraffe, hyena, siamang, goat, chuckwalla, snake, chimpanzee, lion, cockatoo, parrot, ferret, cockroach, squirrel monkey, bat, river otter, and green monkey.

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Oakland, CA
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