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Come join the Brains on the Beach virtual gathering and let your mind unwind and your connection to other brains be rejuvenated.

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Weds, 18 August, 2000-2200 HKT (Jim)

Welcome to an Open Space styled session on a virtual beach.

NOTE: This session will be run on, a platform that has a few restrictions:

1. You must join on a computer (smartphones are not supported) with a stable internet connection and headphones.

2. This platform does NOT currently work in China (even with a VPN) so we are unable to welcome our China based brains for this session.

3. You will be given some onboarding to do before the session. Please keep an eye out for emails with directions.

You can test your computer and check out the platform here:

Diving Into the Blue Ocean.

20 years ago the book Blue Ocean Strategy had a huge impact on my life. It was a driver for me starting my own business, and was a rationale for my family's decision to home school our children.

Let's deep dive into the Blue Ocean and see if it is still relevant in the 2020's, make some adjustments, and apply these new to our current and future work with others.

What is Brains on the Beach (aka BoB)?

BoB is a collaborative community of consultants and change-agents from all over the world, committed to raising the personal and professional effectiveness of themselves, their peers, their clients and their communities. More than 30 BoB events have been run in the last 9 years, each with a unique topic, location and flair.

Why call it Brains on the Beach if we aren’t going to a beach.

Things change when you go to the beach.

• You wear different clothing.

• You expose different parts of you than you do in other environments.

• You do different activities.

• You drink and eat different food.

• You listen to different music.

• The speed of time changes, and your relationship to the “outside” world changes.

• You think different thoughts and have different conversations.

The “beach” is a metaphor for a more relaxed, social and playful environment. While some of us may be calling in from a beach, no water is required to get your brain on the beach.

What makes a Brains on the Beach event different?

The Spirit of BoB.

By running over 30 co-creative events we have refined our best behaviors into the Spirit of BoB.

• Expect to Behave Differently on the Beach

• Gamify the Process

• Co-Creation can Beat Competition

• Give Exquisitely

• Take Money off the Table

• Bring your Intellect (not your Intellectual Property)

• All Ideas Generated are Open Source

• The Best Idea is the One that Gets off the Beach

• Iterate, Iterate, Iterate


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Established in 2012, we have been running BoB events, retreats and workshops all over the world. To date, we've run more than 35, and now we're going virtual ... or at least until we get back to the beach.

But we can still bring the beach to you, by using the 'Spirit of BoB' (guideing principles):

1. Expect to behave differently at the beach - Really, it's ok.

2. Protect the Beach - Our gathering is a fragile ecosystem and needs all of our protection.

3. Gamify the Process - If we aren’t really going to the beach, we should at least have fun.

4. Co-Creation can beat competition - not always, but it can.

5. Give exquisitely - Give the best of you in order to receive the best of others.

6. Take money off the Table - No ones client is up for grabs.

7. Bring your Intellect - not your intellectual property

8. All Ideas are Open Source - If you have an idea too beautiful to share, keep it to yourself.

9. The best ideas is the one that gets off the beach - it doesnt need to be elegant . It needs to get done.

10. Iterate. Iterate. Iterate - Everything is a prototype

See you on the beach!!!

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