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Why I believe in Open Innovation

Another week goes by and I’ve been asked at least twice about Open Innovation. Enquiries fall into two categories. Some are from people who are really interested in the process and others are very challenging. Here is an anonymised example … Continue reading

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Why I believe in Open Innovation

Another week goes by and I've been asked at least twice about Open Innovation. Enquiries fall into two categories. Some are from people who are really interested in the process and others are very challenging. Here is an anonymised example … Continue reading

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Land’s End to John o’ Groats on the National Cycle Network – the challenge

This article was written for ‘The Ranger’, the Sustrans Volunteer Rangers Newsletter, and an edited version was published in the Autumn 2007 edition. I first cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in May/June 2006. I was pleased I’d … Continue reading

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Land’s End to John o’ Groats on the National Cycle Network

This article was written for 'The Ranger', the Sustrans Volunteer Rangers Newsletter, and an edited version was published in the Autumn 2007 edition. I first cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats in May/June 2006. I was pleased I'd … Continue reading

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Empowerment – a matter of life or death

What’s in a word? In an environment of jargon, cliché and political correctness the word ‘empowerment’ has suffered badly. Let’s stand back, and elevate it to its proper place: arguably, empowerment is the key concept for people supporting community development. … Continue reading

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Empowerment – a matter of life or death

What's in a word? In an environment of jargon, cliché and political correctness the word 'empowerment' has suffered badly. Let's stand back, and elevate it to its proper place: arguably, empowerment is the key concept for people supporting community development. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Rural Communities – what do we mean? Is this a pipedream?

There are problems with the word ‘sustainable’. First of all, it’s just an adjective and can be stuck on the front of anything: sustainable living, sustainable funding, sustainable farming. So to say: “We are sustainable” is so ambiguous as to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Rural Communities – what do we mean? Is this a pipedream?

  There are problems with the word 'sustainable'. First of all, it's just an adjective and can be stuck on the front of anything: sustainable living, sustainable funding, sustainable farming. So to say: “We are sustainable” is so ambiguous as … Continue reading

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Rethinking the future for rural service delivery

  Crudwell Post Office    Originally uploaded by S1m0nB3rry This is the Executive Summary of an original vision created to inform the work of the Labour Group of Rural MPs in 1998. The vision was updated and presented at the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the future for rural service delivery

  Crudwell Post Office    Originally uploaded by S1m0nB3rry This is the Executive Summary of an original vision created to inform the work of the Labour Group of Rural MPs in 1998. The vision was updated and presented at the … Continue reading

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