Original Link: http://raganwald.posterous.com/dear-landlord

Your offices are gorgeous, really well-designed, I would go so far as to say they are “cool.” And innovative, they really break from traditional, fussy cubicle farms. Furthermore, all the hipster people have moved in, your place has serious cachet. The coffee bar on the ground floor is the place to see and be seen.

However.

This may surprise you, but I have a problem with the fact that you don’t charge any rent. First off, it means that a lot of the cool people hanging around aren’t “invested” in your offices. Nobody has forced them to sit down and determine whether there’s a value proposition.