"Brilliant post Tracy. The analogies and ideas are great, very stimulating for further development.
To the 3 distinct types you mention I'd add something like the deli which could be the Marketplace area depending on whether we're talking…"
"By the way, in case this is interesting for people, Lee Bryant's recent blog post on The Big Society raises some very good points about how people do and can work collaboratively on projects. Seems very relevant in this context."
"Hi Paul, and Phil, thank you for commenting on this.
Phil, the point about 'quality control' does need a bit of unpacking and essentially is there to make the most of knowledge sharing/lessons learned.My sense is that this is an…"
"John hi, I've added your proposal into the schematic here. What we are creating is an emerging way of developing a 'full' store format that, as well as doing the job of taking Big Society initiatives and elements to market, also works…"
"Nick hi, thanks for the shopping list, it's a very useful focus.
Something that I'd also like to throw into the mix as it's potentially a thorny issue, is how to create an interest in developing The Big Society that goes beyond the…"
"David, thanks very much for starting up this group and this discussion. I'm happy to make a start on 5 and some ideas that connect to 4 and 6 and will post up initial thoughts shortly.
It would be good to have an open discussion on 3 in here.…"
Anything you would like to say about you or your projects?
I run a change management and social business consultancy called Visceral Business.
The name comes from the idea that visceral businesses make synaptic connections, they're biological, fluid and agile more than mechanical and they're powerful because they stimulate response and contribution. They're capable of generating spontaneous growth by making connections that move people.
My belief is this is the key challenge for all organizations, public and private, in a semantic age full of high velocity information as we look to develop a more civic society.
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