Co Lab Partners

We believe in collaborative capitalism. Learn more at www.colabpartners.com

September 21, 2012 12:18 pm

This is an audio recording of our launch event panel discussion: “Collaborative Capitalism: Utopian vision, or pragmatic reality?”

The panel included:

Sarah McVittie:
Serial entrepreneur, and founder of www.dressipi.com

Scott Morrison:
UK marketing director of Diesel

Martyn Ware:
Sonic technology innovator, founder of Heaven 17 and Human League

Stuart Watson:
Partner, Ernst & Young, and UK leader of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

We were honoured to be have our event introduced by Paul Firth, one of the co-founders of the MADE festival.

The session was chaired by Co Lab Partners founder Dan Kirby www.thedankirby.com
 

You can download from our Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/colabpartners/collaborative-capitalism

10:25 am

Some shots from our launch event at MADE - the entrepreneurs festival - 2012

9:54 am

Collaborative Capitalism debate > 5 conclusions

We launched our business at MADE - the entrepreneur’s festival - 2012 in Sheffield, with a panel discussion around the topic of 'Collaborative capitalism - Utopian vision or pragmatic reality'.

Our panel featured four incredibly talented business people:

  • Sarah McVittie: Serial entrepreneur, and founder of www.dressipi.com
  • Scott Morrison: UK marketing director of Diesel
  • Martyn Ware: Sonic technology innovator, founder of Heaven 17 and Human League
  • Stuart Watson: Partner, Ernst & Young, and UK leader of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

We were honoured to be have our event introduced by Paul Firth, one of the co-founders of the MADE festival.

In what was a spirited and wide ranging discussion, in front of a packed room in Sheffield City Hall (standing room only!) we came to the following conclusions:

1.
You need emotional intelligence to successfully collaborate, yet underpin this ability to trust with ‘clear eyed’ agreements

2.
Collaboration increases your ability to deliver larger & better work 

3.
Working with others enhances creativity and innovation

4.
Successful businesses treat everyone as collaborative partners - including their customers 

5.
By identifying shared interests with others you can progress your business mission without upfront cost    

The debate was followed by drinks, and it was great to get such positive feedback from all the people attending.

September 20, 2012 9:57 am

The future of business

We were developing Co Lab Partners, with our vision of collaborative capitalism, when we came across this blog post by John Hagel.

Hagel sets out the intellectual framework for why what we are doing is the future, and the reasons it makes sense. 

Phrases such as “Knowledge Flow” and “Positive Sum Mindset” are key to our world view, as he calls it: ‘The big shift’

Read now: http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2009/08/defining-the-big-shift.html

September 19, 2012 4:18 am

Me? We. The two word summation of our philosophy > which is also the shortest poem in the world, courtesy of Muhammed Ali!

September 18, 2012 10:25 am 10:23 am
Lovin’ the new banners.. 

Lovin’ the new banners.. 

September 14, 2012 11:10 am 9:50 am
J proudly showcases the first printed monster!

J proudly showcases the first printed monster!

August 28, 2012 11:02 am
Branded buns!

Branded buns!