I am the Community Guide for the MIX. One of my key tasks is looking for people who are passionate about reinventing management, both here on the MIX and elsewhere. If this is you, and you'd like to get more involved in the MIX effort, reach out to me and let me know!
I am also President and Partner at a company called New Kind. We started this company, after spending almost a decade helping build the open source technology company Red Hat, to figure out what would happen if you took the concepts that made the open source way a great way to build better software faster and used them in ANY company to build better ANYTHING faster.
Our company is named New Kind for a reason. When people ask us what we do, we embrace all the normal labels--strategy, design, branding, communications. But we'd call ourselves community catalysts, if we thought anyone would find that meaningful besides us. Actually we call ourselves that anyway. So there.
In February of this year we asked a group of MIXers who have made key contributions over the past few years to join us in our first ever Hack the MIX hackathon. Over the course of a month, we collaboratively developed a set of almost 100 ideas for how to make the MIX even better than it is today. As usual, we were amazed by the depth, breadth, cleverness, and sheer passion our community produced.