"Traditional office spaces are not great places to get things done," says Jason Fried of 37signals.com. Jason's thesis is that work, like sleep, is stage/phase based. We have 5 levels of sleep. And we have stages of work. Traditional work places don't allow you to visit these phases of work. The answer -- work in a place that helps you get into all the phases of work, whatever that place is. And avoid managers and meetings, at all costs. Interesting if a bit unrealistic.