Month: July 2014

  • The Irony of Freedom

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan Recently in the UK there was some debate around British values. Sparing the detail, it ended up with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, outlining what being British meant, in terms of values: A belief in freedom, tolerance of others, accepting personal and social responsibility, and respecting & upholding …

  • Sharing Value through Entrepreneurship

    A Social entrepreneur recognizes social problems and uses entrepreneurial techniques to create, organize, and execute strategies to achieve the change required. To be one takes courage, a tenacious attitude and plenty of heart. Today we have a pressing number of social issues that need tackling in the world; hunger, health, education, access to proper drinking water, climate change, to mention a few. As the population steadily …

  • A Model for Social Business

    Social Entrepreneurship is a term that’s been used since the 1970’s, though it is far more prevalent in business language used in the past 10 years. What a social enterprise is and how you classify one takes many forms, but I don’t think anyone would argue that fundamentally the core focus of a social venture, is to have some sort of positive impact with the …