I was in New York today and had a chance to peek into the Conde Nast cafeteria. Why did I do this? Because I read a post on Grant McCracken’s blog about a year ago about the Frank Gehry-designed space, where he described it like this:
"It’s a slightly anxious place, because a) everyone
looks fabulous, except of course your devoted anthropologist and,
b) they are engaged in the activity that threatens their
fabulousness, eating. This is a world in which a carrot stick counts as calorie loading."
Your devoted marketing analyst has this to say about the place – confirmed, it’s full of beautiful people. Last summer I visited the Google cafeteria in Chelsea – full of smart people. But the corporate New York cafeteria I’m most familiar with is the the ConEd cafeteria, where I spent quite a bit of time a decade ago. It’s full of…cafeteria food.