Mark Boyle has lived completely without money in England for two and a half years, an experience which formed the basis for his first book, The Moneyless Man (Oneworld, 2010), which has been translated into fourteen languages. He is also the founder of Freeconomy <http://www.justfortheloveofit.org>, an alternative economy with local groups across 171 countries.
He holds a degree in Business and for most of his professional career was involved in the management of organic food companies. He gives talks internationally (but doesn¹t fly which makes it difficult for him to go very far very often!) and writes intermittently for various international newspapers and magazines, such as the Guardian and Permaculture Magazine. He is currently in the process of creating a fully localised, land-based gift economy in the UK which will demonstrate how all the ideas and practical solutions described in The Moneyless Manifesto can be integrated into one holistic system design.