Get your brain into gear as Alan Moore takes us on a trip where social business answers the needs of our human desire to be the change we wish to see in the world. With examples that range from Lego (which has already been mentioned more than once) to the revolutionary Patients Know Best, Alan anchors the way we use our need for connection and community in a very intimate and personal way while at the same time giving a breathtaking world view of what could be.
Alan’s invaluable and unique creative insights present us with an alternative way of working and existing – a better way – in which “participatory leadership” is the new operating system of the workplace where well being and creating value for the collective good is the new currency of our economy. He articulates what most people are experiencing: dissatisfaction with their conditioned existence, their tick tock life which they did not choose but rather inherited.
Through his book and project “No Straight Lines” Alan joins up the dots of what he calls our non-linear world and splendidly paves for us a new future which is accessible to everyone through innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. By what we make, who we make it with and why we would be motivated to do it in the first place.
His belief is that creative entrepreneurial expression is vital in bringing new value and better ways of “doing” into our world and that we all play a role in this metamorphosis. His passion is seeking transformational solutions to our present status-quo which he says we must challenge creatively with our hand, heart and mind. Ultimately it is what we ‘do’ as opposed to what we ‘say’ that will transform us economically, organizationally and for our collective wider society. Simply put – our better future depends on it. Collaboration, participation and innovation using all that is available to us now are key to this better future and our better life.
Alan sits on the “board of inspiration” at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab. He acts as “Head of Vision” for the Grow Venture Community, is a board director of the crisis management NGO Ushahidi and is as a special advisor to a number of innovative companies and organizations including publishing, mobile, the theatre and finance.
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