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

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

2009 May | I’m Outta Here!

On Wednesday, May 27, I’m piloting a Coworking Field Trip to coworking spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  The plan is to highlight the diversity in coworking spaces in a city or metropolitan area.  This diversity—in design of the space, in the activities (other than work) that take place there, in the people that work there—is

2009 January | I’m Outta Here!

The first test copy of the book arrived at New Work City today! And it’s beautiful! Already getting feedback from folks and already learned of a few things that need to be adjusted to accomodate Lulu’s printing process, but we’re well on our way! If you’re in NYC, feel free to drop by NWC to

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

The NYC Coworking Field Trip | I’m Outta Here!

On Wednesday, May 27, I’m piloting a Coworking Field Trip to coworking spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  The plan is to highlight the diversity in coworking spaces in a city or metropolitan area.  This diversity—in design of the space, in the activities (other than work) that take place there, in the people that work there—is

Ethnography Of Coworking | I’m Outta Here!

It’s been fascinating to watch the coworking concept evolve over time. When I first learned about coworking, there were only a handful of coworking spaces in existence, and few of those had been open for very long. Now, as coworking approaches its fourth year, we have dozens of spaces in dozens of cities- and many

From The Field | I’m Outta Here!

I came across the following entries in the FAQ for The Hive in Denver: What Amenities Do You Offer? We provide secure access via cardkey, a cafe lounge, a fridge, a dishwasher, a coffee machine, a microwave, nightly maid service, a conference room, cool and functional semi-private desk pods, 802.11N WiFi, a chill-out room with

Behind The Scenes | I’m Outta Here!

With few exceptions (book layout), we used Google Docs (specifically the Documents component) to write The Work/Life Revolution.  This was result of one part need (Drew lived in Birmingham; Tony lived in New York City; and I lived in Birmingham and later in New York City) and one part curiosity.  Bottom line, we weren’t just

Tony Bacigalupo | I’m Outta Here!

It’s been fascinating to watch the coworking concept evolve over time. When I first learned about coworking, there were only a handful of coworking spaces in existence, and few of those had been open for very long. Now, as coworking approaches its fourth year, we have dozens of spaces in dozens of cities- and many