The Small Revolution, Part II

Timing is everything.

The day after my last post, Square had to go and one-up me. Not only are they as cool as I was talking about, but now they are even fancier. With the new software update to the App, they’re continuing the revolution of how we pay, and take payment. Check it out, it’s worth the click: http://squareup.com/cardcase

But that’s not what this post is about. Today’s bad timing comes on the heels of yet another announcement. Similarly spectacular, a new regime in the modern Office Space has sprawled itself across the river.

This is no ordinary Office Space. PC Load Letter Syndrome does not exist here. The purpose here is to ignite cognitive collaboration through a cooperative space.

This, is CoCo. And this, is the next generation of office spaces.

Like Square, and so many other things emerging, the exponential growth of entrepreneurialism is becoming more efficient. CoCo adds to that equation. The premise is you can become a member for as little as $50/month and find yourself in an inspiring environment amongst your new friends. Be sure to check out their newest location in the old Grain Exchange. It looks amazing.

I had the pleasure of meeting one of the organizations leaders, and as I wandered the space, I saw nothing but promise. When I heard they were announcing a new Minneapolis office, I was just short of giddy. Ok, maybe a little giddy.

One of the reasons I admire CoCo is that they are in the business of building businesses. Welcome to a new breed of creativity. Don’t take this the wrong way, but CoCo is the best cesspool to germinate ideas. It is about pushing ideas further through collaboration. It is about finding solutions as a group to help everyone.

As an independent contractor or freelancer, imagine if this was your office:

Now. Go sign up. But only if you want to be better, and help others be better too.

This isn’t about big business, it’s about big passion.

What’s yours?