Network news: Unplug, tell stories & have big ideas
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News from the 9others network
Three things we wanted to share this week from good people in the 9others network. If you have a story to share with the 9others network please hit reply or DM Matthew in the 9others Slack.
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1. Everything works better if you switch it off & on — even, or perhaps especially, you.
Did you know that Hector Hughes & Ben Elliott of Unpluggedhave a b2b offering that you can give to your team as an employee benefit?
In a nutshell that’s:
Digital detoxes like this as an employee benefit.
£350 + VAT per employee.
Each gets one three night digital detox.
Account manager & usage dashboard included.
You can find out more here or email Hector on firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Telling Stories
Ben Stevenson first came to a meal with 9others in March 2012. Ben is an amazing film director and producer and you can see some of his work here.
As well as making films, Ben is putting all that storytelling experience to good use by coaching people to help find their ‘why’.
Thinking about this next decade being the decade of the angel investor, Matthew had a ‘why’ session with Ben yesterday to help him figure out the rest of the 2020s and it was terrific. There’ll be more to share on that in the coming months, but if you’re curious about investing in startups email Matthew on email@example.com
If you’re keen to get some focus on your personal ‘why’ and tell your own story better then you can get in touch with Ben on LinkedIn, here, or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
3. What’s the big idea?
We’ve hosted lots of good meals with 9others at Kindred, a terrific independent and community-focused members club in Hammersmith.
As well as fostering a great community Anna, the founder of Kindred, is on a quest to find the most exciting movers, shakers, thinkers, dreamers and doers who could help shape the future of London and beyond.
The first ID8 event was in June and included inspiring talks from Rory Stewart and Peter Gabriel. It was fantastic and Anna is doing another on Wednesday 5th October.
You can find out more here and to register to attend the October ID8 event in Kindred look here.
And if you have a big idea you want to share at Kindred’s ID8 just email email@example.com
Upcoming meals with 9others
Wednesday 28th September — London — sold out.
Wednesday 26th October — London — details and signup here.
Tuesday 8th November — Manchester — details and signup here.
Wednesday 30th November — London — details and signup here.
Both Matthew and Katie are investors in Unplugged.