"My office is Starbucks!”….

by Katie Ledger on February 24, 2008 · 4 comments

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says Peter Schneider to Times Online. “When a client says, ‘Let’s meet’, I say, ‘Pick a Starbucks. They don’t sell coffee here, they sell space.”

Mr Schneider, 57, is part of a growing band of nomadic workers who — equipped with laptops, mobile phones and wi-fi access — are setting up office in coffee shops in Britain. They have been labelled the “new Beduin”.

Not a new idea but one that I certainly subscribe to. I don’t spend long periods of time in coffee shops but it’s just being able to do business ANYWHERE that makes it so exciting. Lots of new ideas coming out of this space at the mo. LLoyd Davis trying to get something moving on the social media cafe and also the (slightly more expensive) opening of One Alfred Place – a weekday club for people to actually do business at.

Hat tip to Geek in Disguise.


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1 Lloyd February 25, 2008 at 8:02 am

Katie, it’s interesting that you mention the café in the same breath as OneAlfredPlace. Having been along to the posh place, I do think that what we’re doing is just a looser, slightly more geeky and definitely cheaper version.

Thanks for the mention, would be lovely to have you along one Friday morning 🙂

2 betaculture February 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm
3 betaculture February 26, 2008 at 5:30 am
4 Katie Ledger February 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm

thanks all for your comments and links..really useful.I will check out some lesser known haunts.
lloyd – I will come along one friday morning – I just need more hours in the day – 24 aint doin it for me at the mo.

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