I arrived at our meeting place, a small pub located in the posher end of East London. I was early and I ordered a pint of London Pride and slowly sipped it, waiting patiently. Then the door to the pub flew open, and in walked a slender, tall dude sporting a neat beard and a hat. I instinctively knew this was the man I’d been waiting to meet. None other than Liam Barrington-Bush, the man behind @hackofalltrades. We bought more beer and talked, and talked, and talked. Honestly I don’t recall the conversation in detail, but I know we spoke a lot about workplace culture – a subject that fascinates us both. Minutes passed like seconds and all too soon we parted company, agreeing to keep in touch.
Keep in touch we did, and last April he and I and a few others met up again to discuss Anarchists in the Boardroom. Liam is on a journey to help organisations be More Like People, a super catchy phrase and a great ambition. One of the ways Liam wants to help influence change is by writing and publishing a book titled Anarchists in the Boardroom, and the conversation last April was to help Liam with his thought process towards the book.
Here we are now in March 2013 and Liam’s written his book and kicked off an inspiring crowd funding experiment to help get it published. The campaign is off to a great start and has already reached its Tipping Point of $4050, so publication is ensured. But I’m keen to see Liam hit his full fund raising target of $7,700 so that he can deliver the project to an even higher standard. I encourage you to take a look at the crowd funding plans that Liam is coordinating and if you feel you can support him in any way I know he’d appreciate it.