How did MadAboutGrowth start?
In 2019 Moses Sam Paul (MSP) was penning the Growth Engine Handbook. It started off as a work log of his Growth Experiments for the last 5 years. In November 2019 while he was manning a stall at the Nasscom Product Conclave he met Giridhar (GG) who had donned several hats (sales guys, systems integrator, offline AD Agency director etc) and they immediately hit it off. The common agreement was that there should be a life-long learning community for Growth Professionals and the seed idea for MadAboutGrowth was born.
How's it different from any other Community?
A community is a group of individuals coming together based on some commonalities such as Language or Imaginary boundaries drawn by "men"or caste or skills. We are a skill based community. We define skill based community as a microcosm of an economy which means there's a skilled labour supply and a demand for the supply being created and the movement between the supply and demand happens as frictionlessly as possible. This is NOT a space to chill and hangout and do nothing. This is a "SAFE ENOUGH" space to MEET, LEARN and GROW your sales, marketing & strategy skills.
What are these Skills you talk about? (Supply)
Business Growth is a function of Sales, Marketing and Strategy so those are the skills we as a community are inculcating and growing at MAdAboutGrowth
So who generates the demand for this skilled labour supply?
GOD a.k.a GrowthOnDemand - our blockchain based Gig platform which vows to shake up the Bull-shitting, 3 piece suite wearing, Chronograph flashing Consultants with Project and Output based excellent Growth Professionals managed by the Community
Personal reasons for building this?
To keep up with the Growth field. The Digital Marketing and Sales and Strategy fields are changing at a rapid pace with new "disruptive" tech coming out every single day. As Growth Professionals it's essential that we keep learning and a certificate or a degree isn't gonna cut it. We wanted to create a life-long learning space for ourselves and this is that.
How do you plan to keep Learning?
Learning Circles - As we've mentioned in the Learn page, Heutagogy, otherwise known as self-determined learning, is a student-centered instructional strategy that emphasizes the development of autonomy, capacity, and capability. Anyone can create a learning circle within MAG discord server as long as they show a learning path and the curated resources for the same. We meet everyday 1 hour to learn something new about our field.
Can't I do it on my own own?
Of course you can & If you really can do it on your own, this space is not for you. This is for the "Average Joe" who fails to read / learn coherently research papers and case studies of things happening in their field. We have put in ton of efforts to make this a safe-enough space where learning can thrive with collective accountability.
Why should I join MadAboutGrowth?
If you're serious about a Career or Gigs in the Business Growth field, this is the best place to be. Learn from academicians and practitioners, or Start your own learning circle curate high quality research backed 'growth' content, and eventually become a facilitator and / or participate in paid Gigs. All this, at 1$ a month!There's hardly anything to sell here.
What's this SAFE-ENOUGH space, you keep harping about ?
Communities need “safe enough” spaces is not saying that students need protection from argument or the discovery that they should change their minds. It is saying that students should be able to participate in argument and inquiry without the threat of harassment or intimidation. That basic sense is feeling “safe enough” to explore differences without fear and work toward positive outcomes with courage.
So how does MAG create & promote a "Safe-Enough" space ?
Every community member understand the meaning of safe-enough spaces and agrees to abide by these Community Guidelines:
- Respect every community member and their Experiences | Inclusiveness
- Learn through Peer learning and risk-taking within Learning Circles
- Reflect and Analyse Complex Thinking
- Show support for fellow Community Members while Encouraging deeper levels of analysis
- Stand by fellow community members during times of Transition and Growth
What if I don't feel "Safe- enough" ?
If you don't feel safe within this community send a message to #report /ping one of the Admins in our discord channel or Drop a mail to MadAboutGrowth@gmail.com
Where are we based out of?
The origins were in Bangalore but our team members are located in multiple states. As for the community and its activities, we are hosted in the cloud. You are very welcome to visit :). Feel free to Contact Us!