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Human Capital Expo, Santiago: November 11, 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Kursty will be speaking at the Human Capital Expo in Chile on November 11 about how the physical environment can be used to support and shape cultural environments.

Have we nearly sold out already?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We heard from the publisher last week that the stocks in the UK were down to the last 380 copies, while the USA waits on a new batch to be delivered. Not bad going 3 months on from the book launch, considering we were told to expect it to take at least a couple of years…

If you are in the USA and waiting for a book be reassured they are on their way, and if you’re in the UK, better move quick…!

Creative Places to Work – RSA United States

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Kursty was honoured to be invited to join Jeremy Myerson (FRSA) and speak at an event organised by the RSA United States and held at Humanscale’s splendid offices overlooking Madison Square Park, Manhattan.

With a number of dignitaries from the Design world in attendance it was a special occasion, and a privilege to be able to share some of the stories from the book with such an audience.

IWIWT Launch Event at Sony Music’s HQ in London

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Last night’s launch of the I Wish I Worked There! book was absolutely buzzing!¬† Sony Music kindly donated their gorgeous cafeteria-cum-gig space and threw many hands on deck to help accommodate almost 350 people from the innovative corporations as well as design and creative agencies.

Giant-sized ‘Polaroids’ depicting scenes from the book that represented all 20 featured businesses and over-sized ‘Post-it’ notes displayed gallery-style overlooked the champagne that was flowing and fresh, chilled Innocent smoothies.

Emma Pike, VP Industry Relations at Sony Music welcomed guests and spoke about the impact that this new space has had on boosting the company’s culture and its ability to innovate.¬† Helen Castle, Executive Commissioning Editor at John Wiley & Sons acknowledged the work, commitment and the airmiles that went into researching the book, and finally Kursty Groves (IWIWT author) shared some snippets from each of the inspiring workplaces she visited.

It was a fun event, and hopefully one that will inspire people to make their workspaces better and spread the word about the book!

Photography by Magnus Arrevad

A short book ‘trailer’

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Wiley’s in-house broadcasting team created two films: a 45 second ‘commercial’ and a 3.5 minute more informative piece that share a bit of what you’ll find in the book. ¬†We filmed at Innocent Drinks and Sony Music in London – on the snowiest day the London has seen in years!¬† Check it out:

Book launching March 2010!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I Wish I Worked There!: A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business. Kursty Groves, Edward Denison (Photographer) with Will Knight

I Wish I Worked There! reveals the world’s most inspiring and innovative places to work, investigating twenty famous brands that place innovation at the heart of their culture. Easy-to-adopt principles facilitate the design, creation, or finding of spaces that are conducive to different types of creative activity, namely: Reflection, Collaboration, Stimulation, and Play. Never before has a title looked specifically at how the working environment fosters the flow of ideas from both practical and emotional perspectives – with business results.

Launching March 2010. Buy it now!


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