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About Them Big Oak Trees

I believe in brands who are passionate about doing things differently. Innovators who understand that great brands need purpose that goes beyond profit making alone and that align environmental and social benefit with the commercial. Business today needs to evolve, innovating means collaborating through wide networks not ruthless competition, it means taking a longer term view not short term gain, it means being open to radical change and even rattling a few cages along the way. I draw my own inspiration from the natural world, trail running, climbing trees, spending time in the sea. It gives me clarity and perspective, we are part of a system far greater than humankind and we need to bring that thinking to the way we do business.

Good For Nothing

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Monday morning blues?  Looking to do something cool this weekend?  The 2nd Brighton Good For Nothing might be the answer.

Good For Nothing is a community of thinkers, do’ers, makers and tinkerers, applying their skills and energy to accelerate the work of cause-led innovators and change makers.  It started in London a couple of years ago and we decided to bring it to Brighton running our first gig in June 2012 where 30 people came together to super-accelerate the work of three great social innovations.

Our next Brighton gig is this weekend, kicking off on Friday evening at 630pm and we’re really excited that the lovely people at Nixon McInnes are going to host us.

A Good For Nothing gig brings together diverse groups of people collaborating together to work faster and better.  We aim to get the crap out of the way so everyone can get loads done in a really short space of time placing the emphasis on doing not just talking. If you are passionate about making Brighton a better place we’d love you to be a part of it.

We’ve selected three great causes doing awesome things in our city and we’ll create the kind of working environment that allows magic to happen, with great local food and beer at the end of the day.  There will be music, a party vibe and most of all we’ll do, make, create and turbo-charge things to make our city a better place.  We want Good For Nothing to be a lasting part of the flourishing Brighton economy of pioneers that Brightoneers is creating.

You can get a flavour of how we like to get stuff done in this video.

If you can design, code or make films we’ve got a few more slots available for the weekend and we’d love to have you there.  You can find out more about the causes we’ll be supporting and sign up HERE.

If you want more information get in touch with Mark from the Brighton Good For Nothing crew on mark@thembigoaktrees.com