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February 5, 2014
section9:

peterwknox:

fred-wilson:

i want this for the wall on my office
nevver:

Coffee Shop Subway Map


Very cool.

Very Necessary.
Also, Dunkin Donuts FTW!

Glad to see Bourbon Coffee making an appearance on this map. We have a DC location and it’s the bee’s knees.

section9:

peterwknox:

fred-wilson:

i want this for the wall on my office

nevver:

Coffee Shop Subway Map

Very cool.

Very Necessary.

Also, Dunkin Donuts FTW!

Glad to see Bourbon Coffee making an appearance on this map. We have a DC location and it’s the bee’s knees.

18:01 // 7 months ago
June 23, 2013
Do you ever crave the ambient noise of a coffee shop whilst lacking the capacity to actually be in one? Coffitivity plays coffee house-esque noise in the background to alleviate the anxiety of trying to be productive in a too-quiet work environment. We’ve only been waiting for something like this for, oh, our entire working lives.

Do you ever crave the ambient noise of a coffee shop whilst lacking the capacity to actually be in one? Coffitivity plays coffee house-esque noise in the background to alleviate the anxiety of trying to be productive in a too-quiet work environment. We’ve only been waiting for something like this for, oh, our entire working lives.

18:49 // 1 year ago
April 9, 2013
10:32 // 1 year ago
February 6, 2013
fastcompany:

Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office
Fast Company contributor and founder of Family Records and GNTLMN.com Wesley Verhoeve makes a good case for working in coffee shops.
Why:
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. 

Tips:
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.

Placement.

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?

Basically someone wrote all the thoughts down which I’d already been thinking in my head for months. May I offer one other piece of advice: Bring a backup for the wi-fi, say a phone you can tether or a CLEAR spot. Nothing can ruin your desire to work more than an ineffective wireless connection. And definitely don’t work at the same place every day if you can avoid it. And buy something, you cheap skate. — Ernie @ SFB

fastcompany:

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

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

Why:

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. 

Tips:

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.

Placement.

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?

Basically someone wrote all the thoughts down which I’d already been thinking in my head for months. May I offer one other piece of advice: Bring a backup for the wi-fi, say a phone you can tether or a CLEAR spot. Nothing can ruin your desire to work more than an ineffective wireless connection. And definitely don’t work at the same place every day if you can avoid it. And buy something, you cheap skate. — Ernie @ SFB

9:06 // 1 year ago
June 20, 2012
theatlantic:

Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Actually Help Creative Thinking

The next time you’re stumped on a creative challenge, head to a bustling coffee shop, not the library. As the researchers write in their paper, “[I]nstead of burying oneself in a quiet room trying to figure out a solution, walking out of one’s comfort zone and getting into a relatively noisy environment may trigger the brain to think abstractly, and thus generate creative ideas.”
Read more. [Image: Global X/Flickr]


Why we work out of coffee shops.

theatlantic:

Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Actually Help Creative Thinking

The next time you’re stumped on a creative challenge, head to a bustling coffee shop, not the library. As the researchers write in their paper, “[I]nstead of burying oneself in a quiet room trying to figure out a solution, walking out of one’s comfort zone and getting into a relatively noisy environment may trigger the brain to think abstractly, and thus generate creative ideas.”

Read more. [Image: Global X/Flickr]

Why we work out of coffee shops.

15:31 // 2 years ago
June 6, 2011
Dutch Government hatches plot to anger college kids everywhere: In an effort to completely obliterate their tourism industry, Dutch officials want to ban non-residents from visiting weed cafes in the Netherlands. Yeah, we’re as stumped as you are. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Dutch Government hatches plot to anger college kids everywhere: In an effort to completely obliterate their tourism industry, Dutch officials want to ban non-residents from visiting weed cafes in the Netherlands. Yeah, we’re as stumped as you are. source

Follow ShortFormBlog

23:21 // 3 years ago