About Shannon Clark
Most of my content online pre-2007 is at either piecing IT together or at MeshForum. Since 2007 the majority of my personal blogging has been here. I also blog at Slow Brand where I cover branding and food. From time to time I contribute to a variety of other blogs including VentureBeat and Centernetworks among others.
I may add additional content here over time and will work on some of my projects here. At the moment I am working on a number of things – if you are interested in learning more, requesting my services, investing in any of these projects, attending an event I organize, or something else you think I might be interested in, please feel free to contact me. Please either email me (shannon dot clark AT gmail.com), or contact me via Skype or Twitter (@rycaut) .
Projects I worked on in 2011 and in many cases continue to work on in 2012:
- Beyond Age – a consulting project with partners in Chicago to work with clients building products and services for older adults. We consulted with a variety of early stage startups but have since all go on to other projects
- Web strategy consulting for the American Association of Orthodontists
- Advising and consulting with a variety of early stage startups, in some cases taking a formal Board of Advisors position
Projects I worked on in 2010:
- Community Evangelist & Advisor – Pearltrees.com I was an advisor to and evangelist for Pearltrees, a French company building tools for people to curate the web for themselves and others. As a long time proponent of Curation as the future of media I was very excited to help Pearltrees find great users in the US and around the world.
- Advisor to multiple early stage startups.
- Consultant offering business development and project management services.
Projects I worked on in earlier years:
- tbnl – a new quarterly print publication I am publishing and editing. tbnl will feature timeless stories – a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Watch this blog for more announcements and for how to subscribe and how to submit stories.
- Nearness Function – Nearness Function is where I’m planning an innovative ad network for Brands and brand marketing. I also offer consulting around brand strategy, especially focused on opportunities to build and support brands via sponsorships and sustained support. I write about branding at my blog Slow Brand.
- MeshForum. Bringing together academics, artists, business leaders and government experts for three days of learning and collaboration extending the forefront of research into Networks – social, technical, physical, and theoretical. The theme will the “The economics of Networks”. The sessions from MeshForum 2006 and 2005 are now available at IT Conversations. Every couple of months I hold MeshWalks, a half-day, walking conference held outside and exploring specific themes.
- Networked Economics – I am working on a book proposal on my theory of how to model all of Economics as a network and what new questions this raises. This first book will be an overview and will address the implications for business.
- Consulting – both with partners around Flow Economics, and on a project by project basis I am available for consulting. Typically I help companies (or investors) gain new perspectives on their business – at times this includes identifying partners and/or vendors, analyzing existing resources (including source code of applications), providing new perspectives on the eocnomics of the business, and helping connect the company to important resources, companies and individuals. Projects can be of any length, though typically I prefer to have at least two onsite, in person meetings along with ongoing offsite research and support. I typically work on a retained basis, or less often on a flat rate project basis.
And since about once a week I get this question, I am male (see photo above).