BBC News - Why are social enterprises thriving in... →
Social enterprises use business methods to tackle problems in society and despite the austerity, many are thriving with twice as many reporting growth last year as conventional businesses. Andy Bradley is selling compassion to the NHS. Dominic Boddington is selling hope for difficult pupils to schools. They both used to work in the public sector but have decided that to improve public services...
smarterplanet: The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures) - http://pulse.me/s/5YXFF
It is rarely a coincidence when three books exploring the same territory arrive...– This month’s Harvard Business Review examines several new works on innovation and how companies can channel creativity to productive ends. Worth a read! (via nasdaq)
Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at...– John Wooden (via brycedotvc)
Rugby-Scotland.com » Dan Parks, Déjà Vu, Lessons... →
History it seems has a habit of repeating itself in Scottish rugby and some ruts seem forever inescapable. And this has never been more apparent than in the past week. The week started very much as it finished – you could even argue that it got worse. But this is nothing to do with results or performance. This is to do with support and respect. Last week, a player suddenly retired from the...
Rules For the Social Era - Nilofer Merchant -... →
“This business model is right for a company selling Purina Dog Chow, circa 1970.” “There’s no way we could ever be this collaborative.” Both are comments I got about my book, back in 2009, about setting direction, collaboratively. The first is from a Google executive; the second, from an exec at Cisco. Same business model architecture, two entirely different...
The Changing Role of Global Leaders - Matthew... →
In November 2010, to big fanfare at Unilever’s London headquarters, chief executive Paul Polman boldly articulated a new strategy. The company would double the size of its business, he said, by channeling its efforts toward achieving eight ambitious goals by 2020 — among them, doubling the proportion of Unilever’s portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards, and halving the...
Digital Media News (week 7) | News | Scottish... →
Weekly bulletin collating public sector, industry and company news for creative industries…
Let's not put enterprise to the sword | Markets &... →
It is so easy these days to think you must have stumbled into a parallel universe. Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron railed against excessive executive pay and promised to work to change the culture of greed in Britain’s boardrooms. This week, Chancellor George Osborne warned of an anti-business culture stalking the land. A staunch defender of enterprise, Osborne vowed to oppose those...