Hunter Gatherers Lead the Way | I’m Outta Here!

With roughly 600,000 people losing their jobs each month, it is getting difficult to imagine what all those people are going to do.  File for unemployment? Search Craig’s list for gigs? Refresh that database of contacts? Massage your LinkedIn profile? Probably all of these at some point.  But increasingly, as Intuit’s “The Future of Small Business”

Happy Third Birthday, Jelly! | I’m Outta Here!

Three years ago today, Amit Gupta put up a post on the House 2.0 blog Introducing Jelly – a semi-weekly work-together – and began what would become a global movement. Today, Jelly is in over 30 cities worldwide, has spun off Jelly Talks, and is growing every day. Thursday I met the guys from Jelly Sydney,

How To | I’m Outta Here!

Every where I go I see signs like this.  Just on the 2 mile drive to drop my kids at school, 11 ’spaces’ are now available to rent as “office space.”  What does this say?  What does it mean? First, it means that we are in the midst of one helluva recession.  A recession with

Starting A Coworking Community, Step 1: Don’t Start A Coworking Community. | I’m Outta Here!

So, you want to start a coworking community? Awesome. We’re glad to have you on board. Your first step? Don’t start a coworking community. At least, not yet. Starting a coworking community is just like starting a business: do your due dilligence. Find out what else is out there. Find out who else in your

News, Reviews, and Problems with Lulu | I’m Outta Here!

Tony Bacigalupo is I’m Outta Here author-at-large at SXSW.  If you haven’t had a chance to buy a copy of the book and want to leave SXSW with a copy, find Tony—he brought a pile of books with him.  The exact price will depend on how heavy his backpack is and how late at night

2009 March | I’m Outta Here!

With roughly 600,000 people losing their jobs each month, it is getting difficult to imagine what all those people are going to do.  File for unemployment? Search Craig’s list for gigs? Refresh that database of contacts? Massage your LinkedIn profile? Probably all of these at some point.  But increasingly, as Intuit’s “The Future of Small Business”

Why Coworking | I’m Outta Here!

I hate the phrase “the perfect storm”.  I also feel like it’s exactly what’s about to happen around coworking. In 2006 there were only a handful of coworking and related alternative workspace facilities.  There were over 70 spaces worldwide by the end of 2008.  Based on the volume of discussion and the number of new

2009 is Coworking’s Perfect Storm | I’m Outta Here!

I hate the phrase “the perfect storm”.  I also feel like it’s exactly what’s about to happen around coworking. In 2006 there were only a handful of coworking and related alternative workspace facilities.  There were over 70 spaces worldwide by the end of 2008.  Based on the volume of discussion and the number of new

The Authors | I’m Outta Here!

Drew Jones is an anthropologist, management consultant, and former business school professor. He works with Shift101—an innovation agency with offices in Sydney, New York, and Austin–and writes and speaks about innovation, design, and the future of work. Todd Sundsted has worked with and for companies big and small for twenty years, and has seen the