It’s been nearly a week now and I’m aware I’m far from unique in being utterly appalled by the comments of Boris Johnson as he addressed the Centre for Policy Studies with a speech lauding brutal elitism. I quote the already much maligned Johnson here, and shudder – “Whatever you may think of the value… → Read More
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Preparing to scale up a social venture is fraught with tough decisions. Having created, tested and piloted the idea, then worked out how to operate on a small scale, an organisation is faced with the question of how to take it to the next level and really broaden their social impact. Our Accelerator programme helps… → Read More
When I first read “The case against Demo Days” by Keith Ippel, MD of Invoke Labs I was distracted by the heading on the Fast Company website – “How to be successful at everything”. As you might imagine, I read through with bated breath, eagerly anticipating an enterprise epiphany. I waited, hopefully. During this wait… → Read More
It’s a biting cold November morning. A hardy group of designers, design enthusiasts and enthusiastic amateurs are hauling 6 foot wooden panels up a narrow staircase into a former bedsit in Bethnal Green. Today this group and I have swapped the usual lie-in and fry up for a day of disruptive DIY. We’ll be converting… → Read More