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'Anarchists in the Boardroom' London launch

more like people

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

'Anarchists in the Boardroom' London launch

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more like people co-founder, Liam Barrington-Bush, went to Oaxaca, Mexico in May 2012 to begin weaving together stories from grassroots social movements, online uprisings and forward-thinking businesses, to paint a picture of what it might mean for an organisation to be ‘more like people’. The result is ‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ and more like people would like to invite you to join us in London on Weds. Sept. 25th for the book's official launch and a chance to meet dozens of others around London who are keen to explore new ways of organising our work for social change and environmental justice!

The plan:

7:00 - Show-up, have a drink and a snack

7:15 - Words from a few supporters (TBC) about why they have backed the book

7:30 - Liam says a few things about the book, the process and what happens next

7:50 - Sharing ideas for new kinds of organisation amongst the group

8:10 - Collect/buy books, along with more drinks, more snacks and more chatting amongst each other

8:30 - Conversation moves to the New Rose pub on Essex Road (TBC)

The book:

Social change is changing – but are our social change organisations keeping up?

There are lessons emerging all around us, in the new social movements that have swept the globe, and in the organising patterns found on social media.

Could Twitter and Occupy help our NGOs, charities, trade unions and voluntary organisations to both stay relevant in the times ahead and live our values through the ways that we organise?

‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ is a journey through worker-run factories, Occupy encampments, a spattering of non-violent direct actions and even a few forward-thinking companies, to make the case for helping our organisations ‘to be more like people.’ It asks us to brush away our ‘professional’ assumptions and interact as we do when we don’t have job descriptions or business plans telling us how to change the world. It reminds us of the power each of us has to make change happen, even within the most entrenched of bureaucracies!

The launch will also be a chance for those who supported the succesful crowd-funding campaign to pick-up their copies of the book and avoid paying for shipping.

You can also pre-order the book or the e-book at http://www.morelikepeople.org/the-book/

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Greenpeace
Canonbury Villas
London
N1

United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)


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more like people

We help organisations to be more like people.

We are a small group of freelancers working with non-profit, voluntary,  community, social change, educational, environmental justice and non-governmental organisations and trade unions, to help reinstil a sense of humanity in the ways we organise ourselves for a better world.

We believe passionately in human potential, and want to foster systems and structures that encourage, rather than restrict it.

We offer learning from places our organisations have for too long ignored, bringing unique insights to complex and challenging organisational questions.

We thrive at the junctures between personal and organisational change; institutions and movements; social technology and face-to-face relationships.

‘more like people’ is about a unique approach to social and organisational change, and we’d like to help your organisation to be more like people!

We are on the internet at: http://www.morelikepeople.org

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