I had the privilege of being invited to the Spark Social Enterprise Safari, which took place in Ghent, Belgium from the 2-6 Octoenr. At first it was those opportunities which I’ve been training myself to decline; I already had my big priorities for my sabbatical period, plus I’d already been away for 5 … Continue reading 3 lessons from Belgian social entrepreneurs
A rather jolly colleague of mine was recently recounting a moment, not long ago, when his nose started to bleed. As we listened with faint horror, he described how he had been awake for 48 hours with no sleep to meet a number of clustering deadlines. When we responded with alarm, he dismissed the nose … Continue reading Why your 8 a night is as important as your 5 a day
A couple of days ago I was at a low point. I’d come on a university delegation to India, and part of my mission was to get a few people interested in becoming sponsors or donors for our programmes. By the end of day two, when that segment of the trip was over, I’d … Continue reading Why self-compassion is a leadership issue
It was about this time 16 years ago that I returned to my room at the University of Warwick. I had just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe festival (my first time, the beginning of a love affair with the city) and found, to my pleasant surprise, two letters pushed under my door. One was from the Arts … Continue reading The 5% rule: why universities need to show it some love
This article appears in The Pioneer's Post https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20170519/what-s-the-point-of-teaching-social-entrepreneurship Teaching social entrepreneurship makes its mark, no matter the field of work the student eventually goes into Universities are caught in a seemingly irreconcilable contradiction. On one hand, successive governments have insisted that they have to work more closely with industry, producing graduates who can seamlessly fit … Continue reading What’s the point of teaching social entrepreneurship?
One of the most disabling consequences of the post-racial lie is that people of colour are afraid to speak their truth. It pains me to see how deeply the Lie has penetrated our consciousness and policed our behaviour and words. Time and again we self-censor, out of fear that not to do so is to invite a world of pain on … Continue reading Give us today our daily Lie: how we survive in post-racial society
It pains and amuses me a bit when I realise that of everything I've ever written the most read article was this piece in The Conversation about 18 months ago. To spare those too lazy or discerning to read the whole thing, I argue that in the hyper-competitive world of graduate employment, it isn't … Continue reading I don’t want a bullshit job: Why millenials are drawn to social entrepreneurship