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Q4 Party 2016

9others, London, UK
14th November 2016

Above is a quick snapshot video of a 9others Party earlier in the year. Thanks to James from Play by Play for putting this together. The quarterly parties are when Katie and Matthew invite everyone who has ever been to a meal with 9others plus some extra folks – all in amongst drinks and canapes. The Q4 Party for 2016 is on Thursday 24th November – details and sign up here.

Above is a photo from the first meal with 9others in Yemen. The meals that we started in London almost 5 years ago have happened all over the world and there have been some incredible stories of the challenges that people at meals with 9others have helped each other overcome. There was something pretty special about 9others being hosted in Yemen though. There are some pretty big challenges going on there but in amongst that entrepreneurs still need to and want…

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I was introduced to Simon and John from ONTY a few months ago and just ‘got’ what they’re doing. I think it’ll be really useful for the 9others network. I think of ONTY as googling something then having a bunch of people you can talk to about what you’ve just google, without having to share your entire online identity. So as 9others is all about creating a deliberately small, curated place where good people can begin useful relationships to solve…

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As you know, Katie and I meet many startups on a regular basis and hear very interesting insights and stories about how they were founded, the challenges they face and how they manage to solve some of these challenges. So, we have decided to note down the best founder stories we’ve heard here. Story #2 – FanBytes Even the largest video influencer network in the UK had to get their first customer, but before bagging GoPro, Disney and Adidas how…

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It used to be the case that new employees would settle in, take their time to learn the ropes and, if they were unsure about anything, they were encouraged to ask. No question was too simple and – especially in front of a client – if anything wasn’t certain then admit the uncertainty and seek the right answer from a more experienced colleague. The thing is, now there are no certainties at all – even senior colleagues don’t know, they’re…

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We partnered with COIN Research to produce a report on the people shaping your future of work. COIN interviewed members of the 9others network who are shaking up different elements of our working lives and together we explored the cultural changes reflected by these movements. Ultimately, you will find throughout the report significant insight into how these cultural developments will impact your product, brand and communication development in the future. Issue 1: Work “We live in extremely fast-changing, culturally transformative…

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As you know, Katie and I meet many startups on a regular basis and hear very interesting insights and stories about how they were founded, the challenges they face and how they manage to solve some of these challenges. So, we have decided to note down the best founder stories we’ve heard here. Story #1 – yReceipts Getting more clients is not always easy. In a B2B business, it can be even harder – lots of people knock on one person’s door.…

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Adam Mitcheson is the CEO and Founder of my2be, a social network for Students and Professionals that helps get them where they want to be in their career through career advice, networking, and mentoring. What was your earliest ambition? To become a Professional Football Player and play for Manchester United What did you do for money aged 16? Worked as a Kitchen Porter in a local Restaurant, also worked in a call centre. Who was or still is your mentor? Recently a family…

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I am a sucker for book offers, freebies and recommendations from friends. Someone mentions a book they like and it’s straight on my Amazon Wishlist, then I think – bugger it – and I buy it immediately. Here are some I’ve bought or been given and enjoyed in 2015: “Anything you want” by Derek Sivers. Via Sithan, I emailed Derek a couple of years ago – only just got around to buying his book and it’s excellent – very simple and…

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Sithan went to the CB Insights FinTech and Insurance Tech event in London and here are some of the things that were discussed. Insurance is Massive Not many markets are as large as the insurance market (e.g. Life Insurance Premiums ~$2.7 Trillion). So the opportunities relative to the market size are huge. So, it’s Attracting Non-traditional Players Companies like Google are both investing and partnering (here and here) with insurers and insurance tech startups. So, it’s hard to see where new innovation will…

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