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Aconcagua Challenge

Aconcagua Challenge

Following on from Kilimanjaro two years past... ...I have a new climb in mind... In early January, I will be leaving for another trekking expedition, this time taking a couple of weeks attempting to climb Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain outside the...

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What exactly is a Social Enterprise?

There is almost a small industry grown up on defining what a social enterprise is. Some are short and snappy, some take paragraphs and there are even some definitions that claim there is no such thing actually as a social enterprise anyway! The positive of this is you...

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What you measure is what you get

Once, sitting around a table, back in the corporate world, I was one of a bunch of people looking at the recent changes in the performance of the business. As there were big changes occurring we were all interested. However, it slowly became clear that of the same...

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Taking help from Friends

Volunteers are not always free! One big difference between a commercial business and a social business is the dependence on voluntary contributions by people of their time and effort. In every start-up people depend on those around them in the early stages, for...

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Un-intended start-ups

If you meet many people who have started social enterprises it is surprising how many cannot tell you when they decided to start. This is not that surprising as in most cases the social business comes to find them – some would say haunt them! Usually the person has...

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