USAID Power Africa Program has produced a series of three books with Book Sprints – called the ‘Understanding Series’ – since 2015, and through the experience have discovered a new way to tackle policy development in their work. A ... read more
Our recent Book Sprint in Cambridge was unique because the founder of Book Sprints, Adam Hyde brought his organization, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) together to do a Book Sprint. He also got to participate for the first time in a methodology ... read more
It’s a question we often get asked. Typically the people working with us are more concerned with producing and distributing knowledge as quickly as possible so traditional publishing houses don’t appeal. However this is not a rule. The first book ... read more
What does it look like when a group of people get together, led by a facilitator, to write a book in five days? Some photos from the last Sprint tell the story. The improbable mission: ‘You mean an actual book, ... read more
What makes our particular kind of facilitation at Book Sprints unique? We often get asked how what we do is different to the facilitation of an “unconference stye participatory event” which have become popular in the technology space. Adam Hyde, ... read more
The book ‘Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities’ is currently on MIT Press’ PubPub online platform, open to a wider community for review and editing before it gets pitched to publishers. The book was written by a group of 13 authors ... read more
“So what’s the normal product at the end of 5 days, a table of contents or something?” asked one of the people joining this week’s Book Sprint on Human Robot Interaction. I chuckled to myself, reassured him that no book ... read more
Book Sprints has brought us back to the place it all began – New Zealand! Yesterday we set off on what felt like an expedition from Christchurch on East Coast of the South Island, crossing the formidable Arthur’s Pass with ... read more
We are starting our second Book Sprints day in the city of Takoradi, Western Region of Ghana. The initiative funded by Care Denmark aims to document the Yensore Programme which is implemented by CARE Ghana in partnership with Civic Response, ... read more
In 2016 a group of nine educators from so-called ‘Changemaker Schools’ got together to share best practices from their classrooms. They used the time to figure out what was unique about the educational environments created at their schools, and to ... read more
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