It seems that all of this Barcamping and meshing has made me a little crazy. But I am going to accept the role of Executive Director of the Innovation Commons. We are working to build a community of Third working spaces for Canadian entrepreneurs. I am going to champion this cause and build a facility in Toronto, Vancouver and anywhere else across the country that is interested in providing a co-working space to entrepreneurs and knowledge workers.
What the heck is a third working space? Home = 1, Work = 2, cafe/other/InnovationCommons = 3. For many of us home and work are the same thing. Human beings are social animals. We thrive on the energy that comes from the collisions with other individuals. It’s the creative tension from differing view points. It’s the energy and excitement of BarCamp, mesh, and other events that we need to capture. The cafe lifestyle that begins to develop in urban environments. Why not provide a self-sustaining environment that facilitates, encourages, and fosters the energy and the people. We’re going to start talking about this more and releasing details in the next couple of days.