Drew Houston (center), co-founder and chief executive officer of Dropbox; Arash Ferdowsi (bottom right), co-founder and chief technology officer; and Dennis Woodside (left of Houston), chief operating officer.

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Drew Houston (center), co-founder and chief executive officer of Dropbox; Arash Ferdowsi (bottom right), co-founder and chief technology officer; and Dennis Woodside (left of Houston), chief operating officer.

Photograph by Ian Allen for Bloomberg Businessweek

Dropbox's Office: Celebrated Startup Space

Dropbox Managers
Dropbox Managers

Drew Houston (center), co-founder and chief executive officer of Dropbox; Arash Ferdowsi (bottom right), co-founder and chief technology officer; and Dennis Woodside (left of Houston), chief operating officer.

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Time Lord Technology
Time Lord Technology

The TARDIS acts as a private phone booth.

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God Save the Chef
God Save the Chef

Executive Chef Brian Mattingly, with a cutout of Her Royal Highness.

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Eating Room
Eating Room

An all-hands meeting in the Dropbox cafeteria.

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Push-Button Computing
Push-Button Computing

Employees just swipe their IDs to get new computer equipment from the vending machine.

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High-Level Talks
High-Level Talks

Upper management meeting, with a view.

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Billiard Breather
Billiard Breather

A 5:30 p.m. pool table break.

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