David is the Co-Founder of Outpost and leads the team’s co-living and co-working growth strategy.
Outpost is occupying an interesting space, at the intersection of work and life. Initially focused on digital nomads, the changes that the pandemic has forced on businesses and work culture around the world has put them in a unique position to foster long term leisure stays with everything one might need to continue working, grow their network or embark on a new venture.
This is a space that is certain to see rapid growth and it was fascinating to hear David talk about where he sees the industry going in the next couple of years.
On this episode we discuss:
- How Outpost started and people’s changing attitude to getting work done in the office (4:30)
- Overcoming the biggest barriers to traditional office culture (6:48)
- The challenges with the blending of work time and down time (10:25)
- Growth in urban vs. typical vacation destinations (12:09)
- The Outpost booking experience and onsite services (14:43)
- The unintended positive outcome of the network effect (18:26)
- Selling the benefits of a destination to drive business (24:15)
David is Outpost’s Co-Founder, and leads the team’scoliving and coworking growth strategy. His career has spanned from Wall Street andthe White Housetoremote African villages. He has overseen billion-dollar budgets, managed teams globally and held fellowships at numerous institutions, includingTokyo University and Japan's economy ministry.
His interests center on creating places that allow people to form community and build meaningful lives.
David’s work hasbeen published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as in an award-winning book The Elements of Power. He is a Senior Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC, a lifemember of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has testified in front of Congress
Outpost's website: https://destinationoutpost.co/
David's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-abraham-73960a1/
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