I find the idea of solo consulting appealing. Something about backing myself in. About have a degree of self-direction and autonomy. In some ways, I find this liberating way of working manifesting more in the organisations I work in: employees being empowered to manage themselves and bring their whole self to work.
But it is the in-between space of these two extremes, between solo and organisation, that I find most interesting. The small, aligned team working with a common purpose on an endeavour. I have experienced this a couple of times in my life, once at school, once within a small business, and the results and experience have been magic.
It is what attracted me most to having a conversation with Adam Ashton and Adam Jones. There is plenty to be interested in how they have gone about creating an excellent podcast, interviewing some of the world’s best authors and giving insights into the best books on the market. But there is something fascinating behind this output that has enabled them to create something special. Something in the way two people who connect, are aligned in values and purpose, and who have a lot of fun together can create something meaningful.
If you do enjoy listening to Adam Jones and Adam Ashton, you may also enjoy listening to Matt Allen on getting the team right before thinking about anything else, Harvee Pene and Ben Walker about their journey of cofounding a purposeful business, or Laurie Ingram on his creative partnership with Andrew Town.