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

Cheat Sheets | I’m Outta Here!

Drew Jones is an anthropologist, management consultant, and former business school professor. He works with Shift101—an 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 best

Office Space for Lease! Or Not? | 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

2008 November | 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

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

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

drew | 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”

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

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