11 Dec '11, 3am

'Co-working' takes off: More young entrepreneurs sharing offices

'Co-working' takes off: More young entrepreneurs sharing offices

Co-working is a business model where individuals work independently or as a collaboration in a shared office space. Such spaces typically attract work-at-home professionals, freelancers, or people who travel frequently and work in relative isolation. It can be seen as a social gathering of a group of people, who work independently, but who share values, and are interested in the synergy that can happen. Origin: Co-working emerged in the late 1990s among the tech crowd. The term was coined by American game designer Bernie DeKoven in 1999. But after the dot.com bust, the idea sputtered and lost its footing. Around 2005, co-working was revived by a former software engineer at Google, Mr Brad Neuberg. He popularised the basic model and organised a site called the Hat Factory in San Francisco, a live-work loft that was home to three technology workers, and open to others during...

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