Hi, I’m Tony Bacigalupo.
You may know me as co-founder and Mayor of New Work City, a fab coworking space I helped start in 2008. I also run the Coworking Community NYC Meetup and am on the board of the NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest Meetup group. I also coauthored a book called I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete, and am soon to release a new book called “No More Sink Full of Mugs: Lighten your workload, increase participation, and build better culture in your coworking space.”
- What would you name the un-employer of the future?
How fun would it be to take everything– everything– that goes into a complete support system for employees and see how we can make new, better equivalents for in(ter)dependent workers? For a good long while now, I’ve been focused on this idea of a meta-corporation that looks like a traditional industrial employer, but is in fact completely different […]
- What would George Washington do if he ran New Work City? How about Donald Trump?
Yesterday, my friend and fellow New Work City coworker Ray of ThinkDesign took a bunch of us through a creative brainstorming exercise to drum up lots of ideas for where we can go with our community next year and beyond. It was an incredibly awesome exercise, because we were forced to throw out ideas in such a rapid-fire way […]
- What happens when you become the boss?
It’s easy to hate on the boss. The clueless middle-manager. The power-hungry doofus. Bill Lumbergh. Michael Scott, if we’re lucky. So when we see that more and more people are starting to work for themselves instead of for bosses, we celebrate the fact. We throw up giant flags that say “do what you love.” We romanticize […]
- Collaborative motivation groups
Back at the end of 2012, I was facing an interesting challenge: New Work City’s membership was lagging after a slow Fall season, and the culture was starting to slide into one of passive workspace consumption. Which is not what we’re about. So I wanted to undertake an effort that would simultaneously stimulate interest in membership while […]
- Quarantining new ideas for monthly review
I have this terrible tendency to flit from one idea to the next. Ask me what I’m up to today, and I’ll tell you something I’m really excited about, but then ask me again in two weeks, and odds are I’ll give you a different answer. Ask me again in a few months and I […]