Introducing Kendeo

Over the last 12 months, I have been building a company called Kendeo.  Kendeo’s mission is to leverage great design and creative facilitation to help people think, meet and learn together better.

Kendeo Logo Web 2

Instead of me telling you, let me show you what we do:

Create Engaging Visual Learning Tools

communication_02

Design Better Communication Methods 

strategy_02

 Build Collaborative Conferences

event_design

Facilitate More Engaging Meetings

facilitation_02 (1)

 

But why Kendeo?

As my friends and colleagues know, over the last three years, I’ve been doing lots more work outside of the legal industry.  While I’d originally used LexThink (my legal innovation consultancy) as the “bucket” for that work, I found it increasingly difficult  to explain away LexThink’s legal focus to my non-legal prospects.  I also was wary of diluting the LexThink “brand” by repositioning the company as a generic strategy firm “that also worked with lawyers.”  When Kendeo came along, I jumped at the opportunity to acquire a business with some cool clients and an even cooler story.

Since last May, I’ve been merging the design and learning work (Kendeo’s previous focus) with my passion for building better in-person experiences.  Thus far, it has been a very nice fit.  I have also been having a tremendous amount of fun bringing Kendeo’s capabilities to bear on LexThink’s work with lawyers and firms.

What’s next?

Over the next nine months, both Kendeo and LexThink have a lot up their sleeves, including:

  • Launching a dedicated 8000 square foot conference, retreat and creative collaboration space in St. Louis.
  • Offering turn-key retreats and meetings for up to 100 attendees, which include facilitation, video, and creative workshops.
  • Delivering quarterly Solo Retreats — a big-firm retreat experience for 10-20 small-firm lawyers at a time.
  • Creating a visual “library” of legal-specific images and process maps to support better lawyer-client communication.
  • Hosting a LexThink Innovation Conference utilizing Kendeo’s “Perfect Conference” model.

Stay tuned.  I’ve never been more excited about the work I’m doing professionally, and hope you’ll stick around for the ride.  As always, thanks for your continued support of the blog and the work I do.  I really do appreciate it.

 

2 Responses to Introducing Kendeo
  1. Brett
    June 27, 2013 | 2:14 am

    Since I don’t think I’ve ever known you to not be excited about the work you do, the fact that you’ve “never been more excited” speaks volumes about what you are doing here.

    Looking forward to the ride.

  2. Karen
    July 4, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    Sounds very cool, Matthew. I’ll be following your progress!

Leave a Reply

Wanting to leave an <em>phasis on your comment?

Trackback URL http://www.nonbillablehour.com/2013/06/kendeo.html/trackback