Founder Jon Pickering gets it.
Read this great blog post from the co-founder of London-based Block, Jon Pickering.
Block was just named a Cisco Gold Partner on October 3. They have experienced phenomenal growth since they were founded in 2006, for good reason. Jon Pickering and his co-founder, Marc Chang are building a Participation Age company that pushes past the still common business practices of the Factory System and the Industrial Age. They are building a Participation Age company that attracts the best of the best.
Jon’s post is about people who want to be employees (not a good idea) and people who want to be Stakeholders (great idea), and how to build a company like his that is welcoming Stakeholders.
I met with Jon in London a couple weeks ago. He was introduced to me by Kate Warren, founder of Brightlife, another great Participation Age company we’ll highlight in the coming weeks. Jon has a great vision for where his company is going. More importantly, Jon is moving forward on his vision – not sitting on it.
Dreamers talk; visionaries walk – Jon is walking it out. Read how he and Block are doing it here.