Episode 20: Collaborative Coworking Partnerships: Grind and Verizon
In early 2016, Grind and Verizon launched a coworking space in Verizon’s iconic New York headquarters. Benjamin and I talk about the particulars of forming this historic strategic partnership between a communications giant and a coworking pioneer.
About Benjamin Dyett
Benjamin was a mild-mannered lawyer who woke up one day and, together with some partners, decided, Hey, let’s change the future of work. So, along with his friends, Stuart and Karina, and Co:, Cool Hunting, Behance, Magic + Might, and Breakfast, he created Grind, a platform for working in a whole new way, outside the system but within a strong community.
Built for free-range humans who carry their offices in their backpacks, Grind is the antidote to everything you knew about work. It’s dedicated to taking all of the frustrations of the old work experience and pulverizing them to a dust so fine it actually oils the wheels of the machine (sorry, old work experience, but you had it coming).