About Tim Rayner

Tim Rayner is a philosopher and social entrepreneur. He wrote ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010), a collaborative short film directed by the British film maker Simon Robson. ‘Coalition of the Willing’ was made by a network of 20 animation teams spread across three continents, totalling 77 people. It won the Grand Jury Prize (Real Life Category) at the 2010 Hampton International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival, and Best Environmental Short at 2011 FlickerFest Sydney.

Tim recieved his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2003. Between 2003 and 2008, he taught philosophy at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, edited the e-journal Contretemps, and worked towards an academic career. He has published academic research including the book, Foucault’s Heidegger: Philosophy and Transformative Experience (Continuum 2007).

Tim’s second book, Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide (2012), uses philosophical exercises to show readers how to discover empowering opportunities in times of change. You can grab a copy of Life Changing on Amazon, Kobo, and iTunes. Check out Philosophy for Change for more of Tim’s existential reflections.

An innovation thought leader, Tim advises start ups including the European open innovation platform, Babele. In 2014, he helped set up the Australian arm of the global not-for-profit company, One Million Acts of Innovation. Tim is a member of the Florence Guild and the General Thinking network. He has given talks on collaborative culture at F5 (New York), In the Room (Sydney), and the DiG Festival (Newcastle). He has been interviewed for CNN Online, BRW, ABC Radio, and Radio National Philosopher’s Zone.

Tim is currently exploring the gift economics of design, agile, and lean environments. Find out more at http://giftsforgreatness.com.

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