Ideas

The industrial
revelation

On the Brooklyn waterfront, a new generation of entrepreneurs and makers is reinventing the way America goes to work

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Working at the speed
of sound

TOG buildings have a meticulously curated, ever-changing soundtrack, but how does it affect our brains — and our productivity? James Palmer unplugs his headphones and listens to the evidence

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Rave New World

It’s the quintessential party island, but Ibiza now has the technology to welcome a legion of co-workers seeking a better work-life balance. Meet three members of the burgeoning scene who are giving a whole new meaning to the term “hot desking”

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The gig economy

Two brothers had a simple plan: to set up a “dating site” matching local venues with local artists. The results blew them away — so far, 3,000 gigs have been arranged through their site. And now the Albert House tenants could be going global...

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Eternal sunshine
of the
freelance mind

More workers in Britain are suffering from stress than ever before. And while flexible entrepreneurship can be a charmed life, it comes with its own pressures. How can you be your own boss and still maintain your wellbeing?

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