Category Archives: Social Economy

Leaning In in the Twenty-First Century

My working life has spanned 40 years, and I well remember the heady days of feminism in the 60s and 70s; and the fight for equal pay, being a union rep to get equal working conditions, and sitting in meetings … Continue reading

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Creating Value in the Social Era

The future is ‘social’, although the picture on where we are heading in the social era is still developing. The world has changed – competition has changed, and how we create value has changed.  The people who will change our … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Micro-Multinational

‘Entrepreneurs, freelancers and the self-employed are in a position unlike ever before to become the engine of jobs, growth, innovation and future prosperity.’ All net job growth in the United States between 1980 and 2005 came from firms less than five years old. And, interestingly, in … Continue reading

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Radical (Re)invention: a White Paper

Why there are so few breakthrough social innovations and 20 recommendations to overcome barriers Introduction Our single greatest asset is the innovation and the ingenuity and creativity of the (American) people. President Obama, 2010 Given the vast amount of money from … Continue reading

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Building a Social Enterprise Economy

The New Zealand Community Economic Development Conference, 18-20 April 2011, focused on building a social enterprise economy.  Sessions highlights included: Conal McFeely, the founding member and Development Executive for Creggan Enterprises, Derry, Ireland, spoke of the success of Creggan Enterprises … Continue reading

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Mixing business with charity

Charity groups are finding a new means to making their ends meet. Rowena Orejana reports. John Wade is a businessman who does social work. A contradiction in terms? Not to him. IRIS, the organisation he heads, is not a typical corporation. … Continue reading

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