No individual company would be large enough to provide all the possible knowledge and tools people are going to need over the next decade. Let alone the agility needed to create teams around needs, rather than the other way around.
So we’re being very Web 2.0, open and collaborative here at Nodestone in digital Brighton, and opting for radical collegiality (big nod to Michael Fielding for that concept)
Call them Partners, Associates, Collaborators… any or all of these might fit.
If we are not the right people for the job, we’ll help you find who is. It also means we can manage supply and demand – if we’re too busy, a colleague can step in.
These are all people we connect with regularly on different levels:
- To share ideas and develop our thinking
- Working on projects together – for clients or for our communities
- To help create a positive future for the internet, society and the planet
Many are co-workers at The Werks. We might sit across a desk or just call on each other regularly to help solve problems. Together, we are stronger.
Since we began working this way in the 90s, it has become an increasingly common and highly effective way to organise talent. We all look forward to sharing it with you.
(Listed alphabetically. Not listed yet? Already a colleague or would like to be? Happy to hear from you.)
Ben Sauer > Red Beard
Chris Anderson > Turnfront
Dave McQueen > Milestone Unlimited
Personal and professional development. Energy and love. Lots. http://www.milestoneunltd.com/
Dom Stockdale > Adymo
Web developer, project manager, all-round smart guy. Co-worker.
www.adymo.com. Don’t follow Dom on Twitter…
Web design, internet software development and accessibility specialist. Co-worker.
Erica Sosna > The Life Project
Life skills education – for everyone. www.thelifeproject.co.uk
Graphic designer (web, print, anywhere). Keen sense of brand strategy. Helped create and design our logo. Co-worker. Contact Gavin.
Professor Ian Cunningham
Email Ian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Alvarez > Limbic Fishnet
Jay Caines-Gooby > Remote Matters
Jim Callender > Callender Creates
Jonathon Markwell > Inuda
Premasagar > Dharmafly
Madhavaji / Michael Bailey
“Online business development guru” for positive social change.
Follow Madhavaji on Twitter: Madhavaji
Richard “Biff” Birkin
Master blogger, social media integrator, community builder, start-up survivor (ex-Naked). Writer, musician.
Seb Mary, Andy, Dougald & Co > School of Everything
Tessy Britton > Thriving
Tor Goldfied & Kim Stoddart > Blue Rocket / Green Rocket
Ethical media relations.
Will McInnes, Tom Nixon & co > NixonMcInnes
Zoe Porteous > Boutique Communications
Public relations & marketing agency. Fellow Brightonians.
Community & Collaborators
In addition to these named colleagues, we are actively involved with a range of other fine folk, many of whom we regularly collaborate with via Twitter, Ning, each others blogs, skillswaps, social and professional events. It’s our extended Community of Practice, and subgroups within.
Welcome to an inspired, passionate network of geeks, communicators, thinkers, educators and other shiny people! Join any or all – and start sharing and learning. See how Web 2.0 really works.
- Authentic Social Media - the first place for our kind of folk. Also has a stub page on Facebook with members. Loads of good resources and discussions to share.
“We’re here to make a positive difference through blogging and other social media – for ourselves, for our organisations, for others. I think, you think, we create (better) together.”
- The Royal Society for the Arts – Libby was recently invited to become a Fellow and we both get into their lectures and projects.
- The Werks – our super co-working and event space in sunny Brighton. Well (just) Hove, actually. Currently populated by over 30 regular colleagues ranging from consultants to ethical business folk to charity organisers, artists, web types and graphic designers (see below), shipping logicians (!), writers, creative industry consultants and more… A very, very big thanks to James McCarthy & Ian Elwick (co-founder of the Brighton Media Centre).
- So much going on in digital Brighton. A great community to learn and develop with. New people (like Second Life and Club Penguin) moving here all the time. Great networks helping make things happen include. Explore, join in, contribute.