Authored, with love, by a team of passionate entrepreneurs.
It takes a village
This project is led by Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal as producing authors.
We are deeply grateful to our collaborators, supporters and friends around the globe. Special thanks to Natalie Sisson and Alanna Irving for crowdfunding, production and editing support.
Our co-author team and all contributing authors: Billy Matheson, Gina Rembe-Stevens, Nick Laurence, Sandra Otto, Doris Zuur, Lucy Carver, John Gieryn, Phoebe Tickell, Charley Davenport, Lucas Tauil de Freitas.
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Enspiral began in 2010 with a single freelancer seeking to collaborate with others who shared similar values. It’s grown into a community supporting hundreds of individuals and many companies with ambitious social missions at their core.
Better Work Together is funded through a capped returns investment model, which means all surplus from book sales will go towards supporting the mission of the Enspiral Foundation: More people working on stuff that matters.
This project was made possible with financial and in-kind support from these amazing organisations.
DAOstack is a platform for decentralised governance that enables collectives to easily self-organise around shared goals or values. DAOstack is sometimes called an operating system for collective intelligence, or a Wordpress for DAOs – ‘decentralised autonomous organisations’ – which use blockchain-based governance protocols to convert human input into efficient, effective decision-making.
Namaste Foundation exists in service of a peaceful, just, and regenerative world. The organisation is an expression of solidarity with many movements. They serve the common good through understanding, collaboration, and relationship.
Space Base is co-creating a global Space Ecosystem to serve entrepreneurs in emerging space industries – starting in New Zealand. Their goal is to provide access to training, networking, technical services, and investment opportunities where they are needed most.
Bamboo Creative is a digital agency based in Wellington, Aotearoa and a part of the Enspiral network. We help develop good ideas into great ones and design engaging, meaningful experiences for end users. A diverse team of designers, developers, storytellers and product strategists, we’re committed to working as peers on projects that help people connect with themselves, each other and the wider world.
The Philtech Initiative
The global open Philtech Initiative was established in May 2018 to cultivate sustainable and efficient purpose-driven organisations aimed at solving root causes of world problems by prioritising their social and environmental impact over the traditional ‘increase profits at any cost’ approach. Philtech Initiative originated from Rybakov Foundation, a private philanthropic organisation founded in 2015 by Igor and Ekaterina Rybakov with headquarters in Moscow, Russia.
Peerdom crafts customisable digital tools to cultivate workplaces where individuals take pride in and ownership of their work. Our core product, Peerdom Map, allows you to visualise and interact with your organisational structure through a shared, intuitive map. This map can help onboard newcomers into your organisation, clarify decision-making responsibilities, and track the overall evolution of your organisation. It’s not tied to any organisational dogma and can be adapted to your particular blend of self-organisation.
Optimi works with businesses to ensure their systems and processes are effective and streamlined. We use the latest web tools to automate workflows and connect different data pipes together to create a single source of truth. We enable small to medium-sized organisations to harness new efficiencies by optimising their systems so they can do the work that matters while we take care of the rest. We simplify complexity and amplify the impact of important work!