Bringing the hidden resource together

Exidex - at a glance

Date of next meeting: this is the closest weekday to the 11th (xi in roman numerals!) of every month.

Next month at 10.30am on Monday 12th October if it's legal we will meet most probably at The Southmill Arts Centre, Bishop's Stortford. If you are hoping to come along, please let us know by clicking here.

What is the Exidex? The Experienced Individuals Ideas Exchange is a new project where Experienced Individuals "Exies" can exchange ideas that can be either commercial or philanthropic in nature.

Exidex brings a unique resource and opportunity together – to help more experienced people make a real difference. This will not just improve their own lives, self-esteem and potentially even their financial situation but will also help businesses to reconnect with the changing demographics of the workforce and the population as a whole.

We believe that we need to try to take advantage of this tremendous chance to harness the energy, positivity and accumulated knowledge of people that have Experience.

The beauty of the Exidex is that you never know what will happen, or what ideas will crop up. This is a group that uses existing relationships that Exies have built up over years, which are otherwise going to waste – it is not just a networking group because Exies already have tremendous networks of friends, colleagues and associates. The idea is to put those networks to use.

Ideas and proposals can be brought to the group and given airtime so that the Exies can use their knowledge and expertise to uncover new input, suggestions and possibly pitfalls that had not previously been noticed.

The ideas that the Exies bring do not necessarily have to be revenue generating business ideas – they could be in the charity sector or anything that the Exie feels will be interesting. The aim is to create the buzz that can be found in small groups when ideas are floated and refined, when the sum of the whole is greater than the constituent parts – to bring the zip back into the lives of talented and creative people.

Exidex ideas that have become actual businesses:



English O'Clock

If you get a chance, please take 15 minutes for this TEDx talk where Mary Catherine Bateson introduces the concept of The Age of Active Wisdom - a time of opportunity, freedom and productivity. This is at the core of the Exidex concept.

is for people who can identify with one or more of the following:

● not in work

● motivated by being pro-active

● may have taken early retirement or a career break and are now looking for something stimulating and productive to do

● would like to gain employment by offering their skills and experience

● whose children may have flown the nest and are now looking for new opportunities

● in a job that is not making the best use of their relationships and capabilities

How it works

Exies meet once a month for a couple of hours at a convenient, comfortable central location in a relaxed yet business-like environment, if possible. Obviously if something creeps up on us such as a global virus pandemic we might have to grudgingly accept change - so we'll switch to Zoom meetings for a little while instead.

There is no charge to attend, but we do ask for a donation of £5 to cover our costs (if we're meeting remotely, why not put this money aside and we'll discuss what would be the most effective thing to do with it at our meeting).

We want to keep things interesting and for Exies to share ideas. Ideally 6-10 Exies will meet up, which will present the best opportunities for everyone to learn something new.

Upcoming dates for 2020:

Monday 12th October

At our September meeting we talked about smiling, volunteering, racism, radicalisation and cake. Something for everyone there I think! You can read all about it here.

You can find reports from our previous meetings on our LinkedIn company page here. We also have a LinkedIn group which you are most welcome to join!

You can keep up to date with news and information for Exies as well as the latest details of our upcoming meetings on our Facebook group (search Exidex), on our Twitter feed (@exidexies) or on the LinkedIn page here. Please give us a "follow"!

If you or anyone that you know could fit the description, or might be interested in coming along please do get in touch with us at ideas@exidex.com

Thanks and see you soon!