Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tensions of leadership

My experience of working in Community Development for many years means that I have developed a style of working ‘with people’ rather than for or above people. Even when I ran my own businesses I tried to work alongside people … Continue reading

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Here I am with Hamad and Gebe

We are doing a bit of cleaning at our largest job. The customer employs us not because we are a social enterprise, but because we offer a great service. That’s the secret of social enterprise success; you have got nothing … Continue reading

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Check out SEED on facebook – we’re having a Like drive!

As a social entrepreneur I lead a small social enterprise in Brisbane Australia, we employ 12 people most of whom have been long term unemployed and disadvantaged in the traditional labour market; this may be because they have a disability, … Continue reading

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Brisbane Social Enterprise Meetup next week

Looking forward to the Brisbane Social Enterprise Meetup next week, held in conjunction with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council. See you there?

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Bob Geldof and David Jones on business, capitalism, occupy, and climate change

A gem of an interview on Australia’s ABC Lateline with Sir Bob and David Jones co founder of One Young World. Well worth a watch. From Bob “Capitalism can only triumph over human value in the short term, man is … Continue reading

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Four daily habits of game changing innovators

Here’s four great habits of successful social entrepreneurs curtesy of a great Forbes article. They are Read, Reflect, Reframe, Reach Out. Sound advice for those of us wanting to change the world using enterprising means.

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Pitching your enterprise

Last week I went to pitch the idea of social enterprise to a Project Director of a very large development firm (we are talking a multi billion business) who has swathes of land under development all within an hours travel … Continue reading

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