It’s often said that Culture eats Strategy for breakfast. That’s true. But what’s the strategy for maintaining Culture?Read More
“An autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.”Read More
Last week I attended a workshop on co-operatives. I learned two things that surprised me.Read More
It takes effort to be consistent, to make sure that what we do is congruent with what we say; to treat everyone we deal with in the same way; to stick…Read More
“When you make a company, you make a utopia. Its where you design your perfect world.” Derek Sivers.
As Derek Sivers pointed out – building a business is a creative act, and like imagining a building, or hearing a symphony in your head, or visualising a ballet, you can make it behave however you want it to.
You make the rules.Read More
Getting rid of the middle-man. It sounds great.
Except it doesn’t happen that way.Read More
In a complex evolving system, the impulse to change often comes from outside. Something is felt at the edges and creates a kind of tension that can only be relieved by making some sort of adjustment.Read More
Quilts have often been made collaboratively, especially in America, where the idea of making a quilt in components (called blocks) really took off. This method meant a quilt top could be assembled very quickly, since the production of blocks was effectively parallelised.Read More
Some people used to believe that the Earth is in the centre of a nest of spheres, containing the moon, all the planets and the sun, as well as several layers of heaven.Read More
We humans have a tendency to assume that everyone else is the same as us - the same age, the same level of fitness; the same abilities; the same knowledge - until proven otherwise.Read More
One of the interesting things I noticed about Gothenburg was an absence of what you might call ‘flunky’ jobs.Read More
What makes us feel free?Read More
You can probably complete that sentence.
For me, it means that it isn’t the badge you wear that tells people what you stand for,Read More
From an audience viewpoint, Lewes Bonfire feels wild, raw, exciting and a bit pagan. But it’s what isn’t there that makes it something really special.Read More
This morning, I did a bit of shopping on my way home from my early morning networking.
At the till, I waited behind another lady, while the woman serving us chatted to an old lady at the end of the checkout. I didn't mind, I wasn't in a hurry, and the chat wasn't stopping the assistant serving us.