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Shine On You Crazy Diamonds – Why Social Entrepreneurs Burn Out, and How to Avoid It

For this article I am using my NOVA method for structure – Needs, Opportunities, Values, Actions – and I will assume the reader knows what a social entrepreneur is, and what it means to burn out.   N for Needs … Continue reading

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Are you a Young, Unemployed, Passionate Person? Take Control of Your Life.

Meet the New Yuppies. Young, unemployed, passionate people. People who have reached adulthood in very difficult economic times. People who send hundreds of CVs out without getting one interview. People who are expected to work for free in unskilled, dead-end … Continue reading

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5 Key Themes from the Responsible Business Convention

1.  Transparency = trust  [social media leaves businesses with nowhere to hide] 2.  Local.  Local local local local local!  [eg. Mary Portas’ British knicker lace shocker] 3.  “The Innovator’s Dilemma”:  big companies konw they need to innovate, and know they … Continue reading

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PROFIT WITH PURPOSE – THE GLOBAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR UK PLC

Over the next ten years ‘Profit with Purpose’ businesses will dominate the growth market.  In this essay published in the Reform thinktank’s new book ‘The Next Ten Years’, Pascale Scheurer takes a look at the innovators changing the world for … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to do a ‘Lean Startup Machine’ Weekend Workshop

Ever get the feeling everyone else will be having more fun than you at the weekend? You might be stuck in the office working, while your friends are off doing what really matters to them: snowboarding, clubbing, pursuing a hot … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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The Creative Entrepreneur’s 5 Top Tips: So What If You’re Not a Completer-Finisher?

If you’re a creative entrepreneur, chances are you’re a Starter, a Doer, a Disruptive Thinker, a Big Picture Strategic Planner … not a Completer-Finisher. The most tiresome and unappealing of Meredith Belbin’s infamous 8 team roles, the Completer-Finisher is a … Continue reading

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