Sorry to hear. We, who have launched in non metro areas have many, many hurdles to over come! Seems each year for us we come to the 11th hour and something comes through to keep us going. Being the first is the hardest and you guys, like others, will and should be remembered as pioneers. You sacrificed and invested in your members and that will see a return for Tracy.
Blessings on your next adventure!
On 2014-11-16, at 3:39 PM, Mike Pihlman [email protected] wrote:
I wrote this on my Facebook page. But, before I paste it here I would like to thank ALL of those among you who helped me TREMENDOUSLY over the years (you know who you are from private conversations). You are my inspirations, and, please keep up the fight for collaborative, open, work! I became too old (at 63) to continue the fight from this direction, but, I will continue from another (you will have to read my pasted posting to the end!).
To all the new people here (by new those who came after May 2009)…good luck and do not ever give up, or change the values that you believe in…
COWORKING (without a hyphen) ROCKS!!!
AFTER 67 months of trying (65 of those at a loss), we will closing AltamontCowork on Dec 31, 2014.
COWORKING in Tracy, CA WILL happen sometime in the future; when the CULTURE changes sufficiently to understand the beauty of, and embrace: Open, Collaborative, Work.
When will that happen??? I suspect 5 to 20 years.
Why that long???
Here is the clue: Those accepting, and fully embracing, this kind of work environment are just NOW 25 years old or YOUNGER. It will take 5 to 20 years for the oldest of them to “grow” sufficiently (and for us old farts to die off so they have the road ahead free of us) to have a major impact in the world.
THEN the world of collaborative work will change, but, only then. The circle of life. The youngsters of today will embrace collaborative work in the future…hail to them!
Tracy, CA Residents: When you see that next COWORKING location open up here…all I ask is that you have a fleeting memory of AltamontCowork…as we will ALWAYS be the first!
We have met many wonderful people and made some wonderful, lifelong, friends. There have been fun times and hard times. But, I appreciate each and every one who supported AltamontCowork (or Tracy Virtual Office…who remembers?) over the years.
The very very special people among you know who you are. (Yes, Tom Gardner knew…)
BUT…Like in Harry Potter: The Phoenix rises.
On Jan 1, 2015, YeOldeTechy (does anyone remember?) will rise again as: TechyMike
Cue the music from “Jaws”…haha
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