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This project has been 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.
Better Work Together has been written, with love, by a team of passionate entrepreneurs, committed to building a better future of work.
Alanna Irving was a key driving force in the Enspiral community for many years. A co-founder of Loomio, Cobudget, and other open source technology for deep collaboration, she deconstructs and reconstructs leadership, money, governance, and ownership for a radically cooperative future. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. More: alanna.space
Chelsea Robinson is a systems change strategist who has been instrumental in building and leading organisations including GenerationZero.org, LifeHackHQ.co and Loomio.org. She lives in San Francisco and continues to expand her impact and influence with a focus on philanthropic strategy & non-profit strategy. More: chelsearobinson.me
Kate Beecroft is a strategist, facilitator, process designer and business developer who has been hosting events, launching products, building companies based on the principles of self management. She lives in Barcelona and is co-convenor of Leadwise Academy and co-founder of Greaterthan, a venture building tools and practices for collaborative decision-making around money and resources.
Richard Bartlett has been cultivating the Enspiral garden since 2012. He co-founded Loomio, an open source software tool for collective decision-making, and The Hum, offering practical guidance for decentralised organisations. Rich is passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places.
Francesca Pick is a leader in several international collectives and has been a driving force in the growth of Ouishare. Her work is focused on community building, new organisational models and participatory governance. She is based in Europe and is the co-founder of Greaterthan, a venture building tools and practices for the collaborative decision-making around money and resources.
Sandra Chemin has co-founded ventures in the areas of marketing, digital technology, education and consultancy. She shares the depth of her experiences with entrepreneurs, executives and start-ups as a speaker, consultant, board member, coach and advisor. She helps professionals find their purpose and transform organisations. She is based between New Zealand and Brazil.
Silvia Zuur brings people into the heart of all organisational change work. Over the last seven years she has been growing Enspiral with a focus on educational ventures, transformative events and healthy organisational strategy. An adventurer at heart, she has has based herself in Wellington. More: silviazuur.com
Susan Basterfield is a catalyst and convenor of communities of purpose and intentional practice, exploring her hypothesis that our transition into what’s next will be brought about by and through community. Susan is the co-author of Reinventing Scaleups: Radical Ideas for Growing Companies and creator and convener of the Practical Self Management Intensive at Leadwise Academy.
Ants Cabraal is a creative producer, writer and business owner who has helped many Enspiral businesses start and grow since 2012. He serves as a director and advisor to several startups, and loves to get new ideas off the ground - including driving the creation of this book. He is based between Wellington New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia.
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
This project was made possible with financial support from these amazing organisations.