Archive for May, 2010

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…!

Polly LaBarre

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Wow. We were thrilled to have the book reviewed by Polly LaBarre (former editor of Fast Company and co-author of ‘Mavericks at Work’ amongst other impressive roles!)

What could be better than this?  How about what she had to say on the new ‘hacking management’ site ‘Mix‘, as follows…

“Rather than a Robin Leach-like celebration of slick palaces for the people, the book drives home a crucial lesson: organizations that aspire to create a singular identity in the marketplace have to design a signature approach to the workplace. It’s not about piling on the perks, it’s about communicating a unique set of values and embodying them in every nut and bolt. The real perk? That level of fidelity between who you say you are and how you actually behave exerts a magnetic appeal for customers and employees alike. The question the book raises is a great one for any leader: are you building the kind of organization where people walk in and ask, “Why can’t my company work this way?” ”

Read the full piece here.

Kursty is speaking at Worktech10

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

To mark the launch of IWIWT in the USA, Kursty is delighted to be speaking at WORKTECH10 in New York.

WORKTECH10 New York, 19th May, Time and Life Building, is a one-day conference examining themes of Smarter Cities, Smarter Buildings and Global Workplace Case Studies. The event will bring together the worlds of real estate, design, architecture and technology to look at the future of the city, real estate, the workplace, work and innovation.

Event speakers include Bill Moggridge, the acclaimed author of ‘Designing Interactions’, who is opening the conference. Many of you will know him as the founder of IDEO and the new Director of Cooper Hewitt. Other leading global speakers will examine trends that will change the nature of how and where work takes place.

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.

Amazon Reviews

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

All the work that has gone into the book feels worth it when you read a review like the following from Pamela Meyer, Author of ‘From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement‘.

Here’s an excerpt: “She has done the footwork and put on the miles so the rest of us don’t have to. We can simply flip through the pages of this rich book to see what the best of the best are doing to attract, retain and inspire their employees. By the end, you will have hundreds of ideas to transform your own workplace, regardless of your resources, into one that stretches your imagination and makes others “wish they worked there!”

Read the full review here, and while you’re there maybe order a book ( and one for your boss.. :D )

Jonathan Fields

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Thanks to Jonathan and his recent post which attracted a healthy discussion.

“Your physical environment can make a huge different in not only how you perceive your job, your mission and your company, but the way you do your work, the solutions you create and the people you bring into your process. Which is why I loved the new book, I wish I worked There, by Kursty Groves…”

Jonathan is “…a giddy dad, husband, New Yorker, multi-time health & fitness industry entrepreneur, recovering S.E.C./mega-firm hedge-fund lawyer, slightly-warped, unusually-stretchy, spiritually-inclined, obsessed with creation, small-biz and online marketing-catalyst, speaker, direct-response copywriter, entrepreneur-coach, yoga-teacher, columnist, author, once-a-decade hook-rug savant, pro-blogger and career renegade™…gone wild.”

Check out his blog!

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