worksocial was born in February 2015. My father had just passed away. While his death certificate listed cancer as the cause of death, I knew what had really happened: he succumbed to his depression and gave up the desire to live. In his prime, he was like Superman on steroids. My fondest memory of my father was listening to him talk to clients on the phone. He would seemlessly switch from Japanese, to Russian and then Tamil.
His calm, trusting manner made multi-million dollar deals friction free. No paperwork, no contracts or SOW’s just a handshake. I once asked him if he was ever scared that people would not keep their word and he would lose money. He responded, “The first law of business is to serve people. If you do that well, they will never let you down.” That simple concept made a lasting impact on me.
The last time I saw my Dad, I was in India, at our home in New Delhi. I jokingly asked if he had any fatherly advice for me. Though he was quite feeble by then, he could still speak, and he replied, “Beta (“son” in Hindi), do what you can to be happy.” He could see how much I had struggled, and how dissatisfied I was with that way my life had been unfolding. One month later, he was gone.
Eight months after I lost him, my wife and I pulled it together and started worksocial. We wanted to create a platform people could use to bring happiness back into their lives. Its what daddy ordered.
My mentor, Robin Sharma, always said, “If you want a lifetime of happiness, spend your life giving happiness to others.” So here we are….are you ready to….
In the months prior to opening worksocial, we worked on conceptualizing the user experience. How did we want our clients to feel when they stepped through the door every morning, or invited a client in for a sales pitch, or left worksocial at the end of the day? We thought the space should be simple and hospitable, to make clients feel welcome. We also envisioned a calm, inspiring environment that invited brainstorming and connecting with an authentic group of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Writer and businessman James Allen described the perfect worksocial member in his work, As a Man Thinketh:
“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers. Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them; it knows them in the realities which it shall one day see and know.
August 30, 2018 by Shantanu Mohan
Good morning Natasha.
On behalf Wariesi and myself, thank you for welcoming us with open arms into your beautiful space at worksocial. The way you were able to turn such a corporate space into one that is warm, inviting and pedagogical is clearly noticeable. The amenities/perks made all the difference…… not to mention the homemade blueberry muffins.
Excellent place. Clean. State of the art technology. Central location. Quiet. Very hospitable hosts. Ideal place to work.
worksocial has a variety of workspace options in their brand new, energized, bright shared office space with beautiful city views. It is an atmosphere where I can connect and collaborate with others or work in an office when I need privacy….
I moved into my WorkSocial office in July 2016 after visiting a number of other co-working facilities. What attracted me to WorkSocial was the warmth that Shantanu and Natasha greeted with me……
I moved into Work Social with my team when they first opened. We were the second tenants there and we instantly fell in love with the environment…….
As a former consultant and business owner, I have worked out of countless workspaces around the US. Some of the biggest and some of the most well known…….
Absolutely love that my new company chose Work Social for our office space.Always a great atmosphere and the owners truly care about the businesses success and their individual needs…….
We moved into our office in April, we are delighted we chose work social.The facilities are superb not to mention the great location and amenities……..