Trivia - 2013-04-26

A friend is influencing me to bring more of myself to my writing. He suggests I should use Tumblr and write "to myself" - in a more "unthought out"' way than I usually write. I want to show him that I appreciate his opinion and suggestions, but I'm rubbish at moving into new online spaces, so I'll stay here for now.

What should I write

(hmm - he'll pick me up on my use of the word 'should")

"Should" - that reminds me of a conversation yesterday

Social innovators, social entrepreneurs, and working "for free"

As I see it I'm a social innovator - but not yet a social entrepreneur. Given that "social entrepreneurship" is a comparatively recent concept, its meaning is still somewhat fluid. I'll therefore explain how I'm using these terms for the purpose of this extended blog, and what I mean by the difference. Then I'll explore some organisational models, including ones where people work "for free", and see what lessons I can learn.

Help needed to save Rural Training Centre - do you know anyone in Cisco?

We need help from someone who knows someone in Cisco.Please spread the word. Due to some kind of administrative error and confusion the future life chances of 23 youths in rural Nigeria are threatened.

Identity Issues and Hub Westminster Videos

Brian Griffin at Hub Westminster is encouraging all the "Hubbers" to get in the habit of making a brief video every month. The first one should say who we are, why we're at the Hub, and some good things from the previous month - and if we turn up this Wednesday Brian'll help us to make it. Hence these thoughts about the kind of thing I might say.

Who am I?

I'm a social innovator and analyst, and I work in collaboration with others under the name of Dadamac.

Three pieces of news in one.

Progress on the toilet block

The first piece of news that John gave us at the Dadamac meeting this week was that the toilet block in the new market in Kafanchan has been roofed! Now they are working on the doors and windows. The building which is so vital to the well being of the traders in the market, particularly the women, has one block with 7 toilets constructed from locally made compressed bricks.


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