Why did I and a small group, initially made up of Bernie Mitchell & Neil Brook start this?
Pure and simply we wanted to help grow a revolution that is just beginning now globally, morphing out of the co-working communities.
More and more people want to do things differently from the old school world that many of us have all grown up with and have largely become disconnected with and in some cases scarred by.
We want to create a world where people share, collaborate, help & give to each other without the need to see a $ £ or Euro sign over the heads of the people we help.
We want to create a world in business, and life in general, that values people over things, the complete polar opposite to the current world that is dominated by old school system of consumption and where the top 1% control us and have all the power & money.
So #iCollday or International Collaboration Day 2 was all about encouraging people to see co-working spaces as a way of creating communities, as space to collaborate, help, share ideas and give to others. Places where the sharing economy and collaborative projects could flourish.
It is these small steps that lead to giant changes, every movement or revolution has to start somewhere and this revolution has started. There is no stopping the momentum now.
It’s an exciting time globally – it will be the biggest change since the industrial revolution.
The power of social media, in itself a collaborative tool, has made it possible for people who share the same values to connect, share ideas and spread the word.
The world so desperately needs to change and the stuff I have seen from today’s events proves that there are already enough people to spread the word & make this happen.
So keep your eye out for #iCollDay 3 and get involved with co-working communities, the sharing economy and change to a collaborative world.
From tiny acorns giant oak trees grow and the acorn of collaboration has already grown in to a sapling.
Thanks go to everyone who made today possible by hosting events, spreading the word and getting out there to make it happen.