| On June 12th, we held an evening WEIRD meetup in ...
There were numerous topics that were discussed, which boiled down to a handful of key questions. We can group them into two categories:
Questioning the ‘Old Corporate World’ (recognising its faults/limitations); and
What can I do to start the Journey??
We ended the session with a task for each member. Go away and ask the questions no one is asking – or for those in larger organisations to help create an environment/culture where experimentation is encouraged.
The intent is that each person reports back with their experiences at the next event.
Charles then travelled to where he met two other WEIRDOs: Sandra, the WEIRD Psychologist and Haris, the WEIRD Philosopher. They presented book and the mindset behind it to the Entrepreneurial Business Book Club .
However, instead of the typical Book presentation (we are weirdos after all, we hate being normal), we delivered an interactive workshop giving the club members the opportunity to explore what makes the Weird CEO mindset so impactful.
The group was provided with a range of topics to explore, each related to the WEIRD attributes:
The group was engaged. Was it because they were a dynamic bunch of young entrepreneurs or is it just a human tendency (to feel more engaged when you take part in something)?
The session closed with a beautiful team photo (Charles´ effort at making a selfie)
The following day we met privately with Robin Vincent-Smith and Elodie Biche, who are leading a change process at
We were happy to see that such an important NGO has already gone a long way in becoming a self-managed organization. Charles especially got so excited that he wrote an article in Forbes related to their journey....
From left to right: Charles, Sandra, Haris & Robin