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The Colin McEnroe Show
Wed October 30, 2013
Is Work the Best Place to Work?
I've been writing a newspaper column for The Hartford Courant since 1982. For my first 15 years or so, I tended to write the column at The Hartford Courant. In the last ten years, I have written columns in the following places: a sports bar in San Francisco; a boat moving along the Rhine; the famous Brasserie Balzar in Paris; an outdoor clearing in the Yucatan jungle where, bizarrely, there was WiFi; and a living room in Kobe, Japan.
Where I have not written a column for the last ten years is the offices of The Hartford Courant. I don't go there. They don't need me there. They just need my column, which I can file from anywhere. The same cannot be said of my work here at WNPR. We're a team. We need to be together. We need "collision spaces" where we bump into each other and mutual update.
Today on the show, where should you work?
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- Alex Lopatynsky is an architect, studio director, and senior associate with JCJ Architecture.
- David Arai is the president of Maier Design Group in Hartford.
- Josh Benton is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. @niemanlab
- David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner in the web-based software development firm, 37 Signals, and the co-author of Remote: Office Not Required.