Coffee houses, The Original Social Network
Did you know performers like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan began their careers in a coffeehouse?
Coffee Fueled Creatives
From the beginning, late 15th century, coffee shops have always been a meeting place for intellectuals, artists, musicians and writers to share ideas and better the community. Even start careers. Because of this, the cup of creative juice created a place for the original social networking platform.
Coffee and Conversation
Instead of worrying about cleaning your house or staring at each other eating, why not go out for coffee? With it’s relaxing atmosphere to slow down, a cafe’ is the ideal place to bring colleagues, friends, clients and dates for a casual setting that eases nerves. Coffee is meant to be paired with good conversation. You never know who you will meet or what one simple idea may turn into. It is also a freelancers haven from seclusion.
The Second Office
Setting up with a laptop isn’t just a trend. The cafe’ is a place for those of us who work from home in piece and quiet. But, too much silence can cause creative blocks, so what better way to refuel-creatively and functionality- than at a coffee shop? It is your main source for information, inspiration and networking. Just don’t forget to buy your wifi in coffee, pastries, and tip well.
Cafe’s may have evolved quite a bit over the past few centuries, technology or not, the one thing that will not change is the social network you find in one.
QOTD- How do you take advantage of the social network that revolves around a cafe setting?
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