Coworking is a relatively new phenomenon, and many of us have a somewhat hazy picture of a coworking center as somewhere with a desk and an Internet connection. Angel Kwiatkowski and Beth Buczynski have written an ebook, Coworking: How Freelancers Escape the Coffee Shop Office, that clarifies what coworking is and offers people interested in trying it the information necessary to find a good location and use it effectively.
If you need an introduction to the concept of coworking, and some suggestions on how it can help you, Coworking: How Freelancers Escape the Coffee Shop Office provides a useful overview. If you already have an in-depth working knowledge of coworking spaces, you may find the first half of the ebook less useful. However, the real value in Coworking is in the interviews that make up the second half of the ebook. These profiles of individuals give clear ideas on the many forms that coworking can take and how people can choose to use a local coworking space. If you aren’t sure of how you might fit into a coworking space, these personal stories provide the insight you need. With almost fifty pages of information provided by real people who make a point of working out of a coworking space regularly, you’ll get views inside coworking spaces that you just can’t get any other way.
Kwiatkowski and Buczynski wrote the book to provide those interested in coworking a deeper look. Kwiatkowski has a unique perspective on coworking: she’s the founder of the Cohere Coworking Community, a space located in Fort Collins, Colorado, that offers a home to more than forty freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs.
Coworking: How Freelancers Escape the Coffee Shop Offic is available for $6.99.