It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.

- Paul “Bear” Bryant

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Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office

Fast Company contributor and founder of Family Records and Wesley Verhoeve makes a good case for working in coffee shops.


A change of environment stimulates creativity.

Even in the most awesome of offices we can fall into a routine, and a routine is the enemy of creativity. 

Fewer distractions.

Being surrounded by awesome team and officemates means being interrupted for water cooler chats and work questions. Being interrupted kills productivity. The coffee shop environment combines the benefit of anonymity with the dull buzz of exciting activity.

Community and meeting new people.

Meeting new people always provides me with new ideas, a different perspective at existing problems, or an interesting connection to a new person doing something awesome that inspires me. 


Rotate coffee shops. 

Avoid the stifling feeling of routine you were trying to avoid in the first place.

Buy something. 

Coffee shop workers are awesome, and they’ll be awesome to you if you are a good customer. That hidden power plug will be revealed, an extra free refill will be given, an introduction will be made.


Don’t sit near the door or the register, if you can avoid it. 

Power up.

Come with a full charge.

[Image: Flickr user Kyle Hale]

Where will you work today?

A lot of it has been copied by our competitors, so I think we’re doing a good job.


Larry Page

I tell this to entrepreneurs all the time. It doesn’t take the sting out but it is true.

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Here are 6 Things That Really Productive People Do from

1. Pick your priorities.

Focus on spending time that for you is fun and productive.”

2. Go for efficiency. 

“Don’t take on something with a steep learning curve if you don’t have the available bandwidth.”

3. Integrate your activities.

“Many people go crazy trying to figure out how to spend time with friends, family, work, play, etc.  Stop trying to balance time between them all. Find ways to enjoy them in a combined manner.”

4. Actively manage time-wasters.

“Budget your time for necessary activities. Make a choice to limit non-supportive interactions that don’t energize you.”

5. Be an active learner.

“…there are always new tools and new ways of doing things that can save you time on mundane tasks freeing you up for your priorities. Always be looking for a new way to gain back an hour here or there.”

6. Lighten up.

“Celebrate progress and keep refining toward a happy productive existence… Every completion is a small victory that adds up in a big way.”

Productivity is a big topic for Fast Company, we even made an entire issue about it.

What are your tips for productivity? How are you being productive today?

[Post: M.Cecelia Bittner]

A work in progress…

We can use capital with abandon now, because it’s abundant and cheap. But we can no longer waste education, subsidizing fields that offer few jobs. Optimizing return on capital will generate less growth than optimizing return on education.


Clay Christensen

Christensen: We are living the capitalist’s dilemma -

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Google Street View, Goodfellas

Perhaps the greatest thing ever.

Ok, this is just awesome!


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