About

Richard Martin

Writer and editor. I am the co-author of The Neo-Generalist, which explores the value of multidisciplinarity. My other publications include Mean Streets and Raging Bulls, about the evolution of film noir in the context of industrial, social and cultural change. Currently, I am ghostwriting a book on Nordic leadership and exploring responsiveness as part of ongoing research into neo-generalism and peloton formations. As a side project, I am also writing a series of short pieces about time and memory.

I offer an editorial and advisory service, assisting authors with their writing projects. This entails working closely with them on the life cycle of their books and articles, from initial idea through to completed manuscript; providing guidance on structure, style, voice, grammar and content; serving as sounding board and critical friend.

My own writing services cover books, articles, white papers, web content, blog posts and ghostwriting. This embraces neo-generalism, cultural studies, business, literary criticism, film history and sport. It reflects personal research interests, as well as practical experiences gained working in a range of industries in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

How to contact me

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Freelance writing and editing

Books written and edited

Interviews

GigaOm Research (26 July 2014)
#WOLWeek (10 November 2014)
Reimagining Work (9 February 2015)
Magazine E-180 (27 July 2016)
Marginalia (7 October 2016)
#WOLWeek (9 November 2016)
Scenario Magazine (5 January 2017)

Articles Online

Memories of Things Past and Yet to Come (Crime Time, March 1999)
Context Shift: The Business of Change is Changing (CMI, July 2016)
Ready to Jump (Hack & Craft News, November 2016)

Writing Elsewhere

The following publications include contributions by me:

The Encyclopedia of European Cinema (BFI/Cassell, 1995)
Open Government: A Journal on Freedom of Information (Open Government, 2006)
Changing the World of Work (Change Agents Worldwide, 2014)
This Time, It’s Personnel (Humane Resourced, 2014)
Wirearchy: Sketches for the Future of Work (Wirearchy Commons, 2015)

What’s in a name?

A note on the meaning of IndaloGenesis. An índalo is a prehistoric symbol of a man carrying a rainbow found in southeastern Spain. It was adopted as the regional symbol of Almería, an area where I lived when very young. The symbol is personal to me because of its association with childhood memories. But it also bears the weight of cultural history. Even as we look to implement effective change in our workplaces and society, I strongly believe in the importance of carrying the lessons of the past with us.

What about Genesis? Quite simply, it is the brand of road bike that I currently own. I am a cycling fan, and find the bike is the place where the seed of an idea is shaken loose and begins to take root. My interest in professional road cycling has informed my thinking and writing about the agile and flexible organisation. Of course, genesis is also suggestive of new beginnings, new opportunities, new friendships.

indalo-bike-loop

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  1. I’ve worked with Richard on 2 projects, my 9th and 10th editions of The Organization in the Digital Age. I recommend him highly if you are looking for writing (and thinking) support.

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