Tony Bacigalupo is a listener, a communicator, and a superhero when it comes to finding simple, elegant solutions to thorny problems. He works with leaders up and down the workforce roster to create amazing experiences, build community, and educate participants. This is the guy to call if you need event facilitation, introductions, sponsor shout-outs, and a plain old good uplifting experience.
Bacigalupo first found his niche in the business world by creating co-working spaces in New York City – but not the regular old corporate co-working spaces that faked inclusiveness and broadcasted their free micro roast coffee. Instead, he created ones that fostered a real sense of friendliness. He has a passion for addressing loneliness, community, and the benefits of the simple act of gathering. In co-working, he sees the future of work and evolving ecosystems about how to combine culture, community, and access to create a space that is more than the sum of its parts.
Bacigalupo joined me on the Antipreneur Show podcast to talk about what it means to be lonely, how many co-working inventors there might be in the world, how to participate effectively with strangers, and the story about his dashing new haircut.