Work with Source: My new book is coming soon

I’m in the final stages of editing my new book: Work with Source: Being a founder in a purposeful, participatory endeavour.

It’s a book for movement leaders and purpose-driven entrepreneurs based on Peter Koenig’s source principles. The book brings together and builds on my most popular writing to provide a comprehensive guide.

It’ll be out in winter 2020. If you’d like to be notified as soon as it’s available, just pop your details in this form:

Here’s a preview of the draft back cover text

Our precious, complex world is at a time of “terrifying opportunity”. We must address threats like the climate emergency and the rise of authoritarianism, and realise the vast positive potential that lies ahead of us. To do this, we need human ingenuity to flourish, from social movements, purpose-driven businesses and many other participatory initiatives to bring change to our world.

Nothing starts without a founder, but here’s the great paradox: To grow a participatory endeavour, it can’t just be about the founder. We have to decentralise, yet at the same time recognise that founders and their successors have a natural authorship and vital role to play in the endeavours they start. A founder failing to show up appropriately can be the undoing of everything, yet play it right and a purposeful vision can come to life spectacularly. Work with Source will show you how.

Sharing the seminal thinker Peter Koenig’s decades of research and experience, Tom Nixon will introduce you to a new perspective on being a founder, and a way of developing purposeful, participatory endeavours. It will teach you how to:

  • Realise big ideas
  • Organise in complexity
  • Work artfully with money
  • Show up with love
  • And let it go when you’re done

Work with Source is a comprehensive guide that can be read from cover to cover, or used as a reference for founders to meet the pivotal challenges they’ll encounter on the journey.

About the author
Tom Nixon is an activist, coach and advisor to purpose-driven leaders. He is also: the founder of Maptio; an Associate at Greaterthan; and a co-owner of The Meaning Conference on better 21st-century business.