The Future of Work .:. One Big Open

On Friday, I spoke with Ben and Jon at Boston's Creative Mornings over at Space With A Soul. We spoke on coworking; connecting across industries as independent creatives, forming community and building a sustainable economy.  Our partnerships have evolved into our current endeavor One Big Open.  I refer to it as a playground for the creative entrepreneur.  A community to work hard and play hard. Ben defines it as the meta level that exists in the connecting tissue across physical coworking spaces. It's being open. It's about committing to being outward facing.  It's about saying yes.
A few key points that were live tweeted:

  • Making the creative process visible makes it more valuable.
  • Hearing other people introduce you is a great way to find out if your branding is effective.
  • Coworking is all about possibilities.
  • It's easier to talk with a drink in your hand.


Thank you to the Design Museum Boston, Captains of Industry and Barismo for sponsoring us!

Follow us on @onebigopen to engage with the future of work.


Coworking and One Big Open .:. Creative Mornings Boston

As dedicated readers undoubtedly know, Ben and I have been coworking alongside one another and collaborating on project work for years. Last summer Jon joined in the mix. Our partnership is about sharing ideas, pushing each other, being outward facing and embracing visibility. This is all happening in our current endeavor, a playground for the passionate creative, called One Big Open.
This is a new approach to business for a changed economy.  This is the future of work!

Ben, Jon and I will be speaking tomorrow morning at Creative Mornings Boston.  Sign up here.