CoFounder, Community Catalyst at Open Design City
Professional Training & Coaching | Berlin Area, Germany, DE
Organised numerous events and disruptions (event hacking), public speaking and moderation. Keen ability to facilitate, moderate and enable contributors to collaborate with each other, ensuring that all members are able to contribute in a way that derives maximum benefit for all.
Taken an idea from concept to globally marketed product, selling millions of products in over 22 countries worldwide.
Managed an international distribution and manufacturing network, and negotiated terms of 90 days from dispatch with Chinese manufacturers.
Invented, designed, packaged, patented and marketed products on a global scale.
Faced the "Dragons Den" Dragons and turned down 2 investors, because deal wasn't to my liking.
To help shape structures that allow people to be free, and behave in a more human manner.
To change the way we buy, sell, produce, design and market products and services.
To build systems and products that are sustainable and change the way we interact with information and society.
Specialties: Events, Marketing, New Product Ventures, Sales, Negotiation, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing, Design, Creativity, Ideas Source, Brainstorming, Holistic Business Understanding, Management, Growth, Cash Flow, Outdoors Market, Trust, Freeform thinker, Product design, Innovation, Managing innovation, Distribution, International Sales and Export, Branding, Connector, Early Adopter, Innovator
2010 - Present
CoFounder, Community Catalyst / Open Design City
Description = Definition = Limitation. However.....
I'm a mouthpiece for a collective endeavor (open design city).
If you're a business - I can show you what you can learn from our processes and working methods (and also how to enjoy yourselves).
If you're a human being, I can help you discover your inner maker.
If your an idea I can help you take shape, breed, multiply and grow.
Fellow / Palomar 5
I am part of a network built on strong human principles, ones that make organisations flinch. Love, respect, trust and freedom. But these bonds are stronger than money.
Our role is to challenge the status quo, to offer up new ways of doing, and being. To test, experiment and share.
We create spaces that give people freedom to achieve shared objectives. We use events as a new form of non management, providing the context in which great things can be achieved with limited discussion.
Whilst it says management consulting up there we do not consult. We collaborate to provided the context and stimulos in which you can solve your own problems.
Founder / Mindflip Consulting
Presently embarking on a number of projects to change the way we shop, buy, create, manufacture and design products.
Every stage of the design development and marketing of products is undergoing radical change. I intend to catalyse such activities to bring forth the products and processes I wish to see into the world.
Core project at the moment is an open source development network specialising in making online information and tools more accessible and intuitive in the real world.
Founder / Flatworld
Taking the Orikaso Products as featured on the Dragons Den, from a university concept to a product selling globally in over 22 countries worldwide through a network of distributors.
Research Assistant / Sheffield Hallam University
Worked as a Research Assistant to Dr Graham Whiteley (then a PHD student) helping build robotic hands and forearms http://www.elumotion.com/shefarm.html, using milling, casting and carbon fibre layering techniques.
Also charged with devising methods of attachment and control of arm to amputees stump, and designing batch production process and product to allow for this.
Kellogg Community College
Sheffield Hallam University
Industrial Design Innovation
Kellogg Marketing Scholarship
Daily Mail Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Creative Category)
1st Class Honours BA Industrial Design Innovation
Dragons Den (BBC2 Programme) Survivor
Product Hacking, Design, Invention, Humanising Technology, Philosophy, Events (organising and participating), Social Behaviours, Futurology, Alternative Music, Snowboarding, Everything that people can enthuse about.