His Loss Is Our Gain

The Bullshit Observer on attending yet another meeting: I have a 2.5 hour meeting this afternoon. A full 95% of this meeting will be a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard waste of my time. I’m bringing an illustration in that I’ve been wanted to sketch. I’ve done some of my best drawing in meetings. As a plebeian worker ant […]

If You’re Serious About Transparency, Try Public Office Space

Prime Pearl Street “office space” Om Malik’s place has a guest piece from Jackson West. Mr. West’s topic is coffee houses as Web 2.0 office spaces. Forget Palo Alto garages — San Francisco coffee shops are where to get your startup off the ground. Internet cafes are emerging as an important place to get work […]

If You Can Make It There You Can Make It Anywhere

NYT: New York City’s creative sector – which includes architects, potters, filmmakers and clothing designers – has long helped fuel the city’s economy because of its size and its role in drawing the wealthy to town. But relentless inflation in real estate and health care costs are endangering New York’s long dominance in the creative […]

A Clean Well Lighted Place

Butler Shine’s Influx Insights features a write up on Paragraph, a new work space for writers. Their interest is centered around the idea of cultural hubs and how brands might benefit from the creation of such places. In the case of Paragraph, it’s not a brand, but an entrepreneurial team of writers behind the launch […]