2021 was a year of improving what we learned about online Book Sprints in 2020, and a chance to slowly go back to our origins of in-person Book Sprints: traveling the world to meet with groups for an intense 5-day ... read more
Recently, the book Open Knowledge Institutions was openly published by MIT Press. This title went through a radically collaborative and transparent writing and publication process: From its collaborative drafting facilitated by the Book Sprints team, to its open review period ... 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
Recently we were privileged to be part of the Collective Wisdom project, funded by UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. A key output of this project, was to write an open access book about how to do crowdsourcing in the ... 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 style participatory event” which have become popular in the technology space. Adam Hyde, ... read more
This is the third in a series of blog posts that take a closer look at the champions who bring innovative methods, like a Book Sprint, into their organisations. The experts Christian Friedl, Martina Pumpat and Andreas Eckhardt helped us ... read more
This is the second in a series of blog posts that take a closer look at the special people we work with. We call them champions because they often go to great lengths to innovate within their organisations. After analysing ... read more
Our champions talk about their obstacles when organising a Book Sprint What characterises the champions who advocate for innovative methods? What are their challenges, and how can we support them? This blog post is the first of a series ... read more
The people we work with are extraordinary. They dare to try out new methods, such as Book Sprints, in their organisations, often working around institutional hierarchies and at their own risk. They go to great lengths to get buy-in from ... read more
2020 will definitely stay in people’s memories as a very peculiar year. No matter in what sector we work in, it was a period of challenges for all; whether it was adjusting to unexpected growth and profit, or struggling to ... read more
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