Here is some news and insights from the ‘others’ in the 9others network.

Brian Chesky: What a Professor Told Me in College That Still Gives Me Strength “it allowed me to stop editing my imagination” – @bchesky Y Combinator Office Hours in London “We recommend coming to office hours with a specific question or challenge that you want feedback on” – @ycombinator Office Hours with Kevin Hale and Qasar Younis at Startup School “Kevin and Qasar chose three marketplace companies for this round of office hours” – @ycombinator Ev Williams: How I Keep Tech in…

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9others is 5. This is my first proper blog contribution to 9others. It has taken me 5 years so don’t expect a Seth style one-a-day, the following hit me when I was walking to Waterloo to get my train home recently. This feeling happens a lot but today, on our 5th birthday, I had to share it. Today is also Seena Rejal’s birthday. Seena is the Founder of 3D Industries and came to the very first meal 9others – the one where Matthew…

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The 6th good meal with 9others in Manchester last night – thanks Stuart & Josh for hosting.

Above and below are photographs of the first dinner in Santiago, Chile. Thanks to Shokoufeh and Startup Chile for hosting the first meal with 9others in South America. Challenges in the group were issues with talent, keeping up quality content as a startup scales, making money from content and how to streamline team admin. If you’d like to hear more about meals with 9others please get in touch.

Q4 Party 2016

9others, London, UK
14th November 2016
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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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