Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits

Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits

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by Genevieve DeGuzman, Andrew Tang
     
 

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When bootstrapped entrepreneurs or independent professionals head to work, it’s usually to a makeshift office— either a cramped corner at home, a rented cubicle, or a table in a coffee shop. But an increasing number of people are considering a different workspace altogether: The coworking space.

Where you work matters, and coworking spaces are challenging…  See more details below

Overview

When bootstrapped entrepreneurs or independent professionals head to work, it’s usually to a makeshift office— either a cramped corner at home, a rented cubicle, or a table in a coffee shop. But an increasing number of people are considering a different workspace altogether: The coworking space.

Where you work matters, and coworking spaces are challenging conventional notions of where innovation and creativity come from. People are increasingly finding that great ideas flourish in the churn and activity of working alongside others. Across the country, collaborative workspaces like Affinity Lab, Indy Hall, Gangplank, NextSpace, and The Hub are prompting the rise of a new generation of entrepreneurs.

From a practical perspective, coworking seems perfect for independents: save money, beat the doldrums of isolation, and meet other organizations and startups. But it's the promise of innovation and community that makes it most appealing. With so many coworking spaces popping up— it can be difficult to make the right choices.

'Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits' is one of the first all-around guidebooks to coworking. This packed edition chronicles the rise of coworking and the social and economic trends making it possible. Readers learn how to find and select the perfect space and master the art of adjusting to collaborative environments. It includes candid conversations and extensive interviews with 33 entrepreneurs and independents and 19 coworking space founders. Discover the secrets to "accelerated serendipity" as members and founders recount their experiences of how coworking became a driving force behind critical business decisions and breakthroughs.

Find out more about the book and download a free extended sample at www.nightowlspress.com/e-book-store/working-in-the-unoffice-a-guide-to-coworking/.

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Editorial Reviews

Fast Company - Kevin Purdy
"A new overview on coworking and where it’s headed, 'Working in the UnOffice,' is peppered with stories of small firms picking up workers from within their coworking space, or through contacts made around the coffee."
The Next Web - Courtney Boyd Myers
"The Lonely Planet of coworking guidebooks."
Deskmag - Beth Buczynski
"The newest book to arrive on the coworking scene, this guide helps readers select the right space, adjust to the coworking environment, and master the art of networking among the mix of personalities."
GigaOM - Jessica Stillman
"Coworking is a growing movement. How can you tell? It now has a guide."
Startup Business Book Reviews - Will Roney
"With examples of shared working in ‘Unoffices’, the authors have written a comprehensive manual about how to cope with this new way of working. From finding the right way to share spaces, to the thinking behind the UnOffice, this is a timely and prescient book on a working philosophy that could help many people who are about to make the leap into contract working."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013083738
Publisher:
Night Owls Press LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Genevieve V. DeGuzman is the managing editor for Night Owls Press. She enjoys working with small businesses and nonprofits to communicate their visions and ideas to the world. In a former life, she worked as an economic development researcher for international organizations and lived and traveled in Asia for several years, writing on issues related to improving the business environment, sparking economic growth, and helping microentrepreneurs. She dreams of starting a shared space in a developing country hot spot to bring together NGO and international development workers with local entrepreneurs.

Andrew I. Tang is the production editor and business maven behind Night Owls Press. He has worked on a number of media start-ups and digital ventures. Before that, Andrew was a senior portfolio manager for Mellon Capital Management and Barclays Global Investors. He's an avid hiker and runner (more than 100 marathons completed), veteran traveler (more than 50 countries visited), and has lived in Malaysia, the U.K. and briefly in Argentina and Mexico.

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