Way back in the aughts, there was a steady stream of cash investors for start-up Web-based companies. And it was reflected in their cool offices, free food all day, massage therapists in the office and so on.

These days it’s much harder to find financing and consequently, we work leaner. Cat and I work in my house in San Francisco (I call it the “Bird’s Nest”), Lisa works in a shared work space in New York (she calls it the “Fish Bowl”), Courtney actually has an office in Florida and Gregg, also in Florida, finds space at whatever Starbucks will have him.