Take me back to Alphonso Street (Dowlais) #ChurchillFellowship Post 15

Alphonso Street, Dowlais. Please excuse the obscure post title. Alphonso Street is a place in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil. Remarkable and exciting (for me anyway) because it’s where a Spanish Community that traveled from the Basque Country settled in South Wales in the 1900’s. I’ll explain more in a minute. Mutual Benefits – cooperation between Wales […]

The Panelfisa Paradox. What widget making teaches us about sustainable human development. #ChurchillFellowship Post 9

“Panelfisa Coop, The important thing was not the screws”¬† This post is about the transformation (a deliberately chosen word) of Panelfisa, a worker owned industrial manufacturing cooperative in the Basque Country. It’s not a ‘recipe book’ case study claiming… “follow these 5 easy steps and you too will transform your organisation”; life just isn’t like […]

Churchill Fellowship Post 2: Many Thanks, Panic Buttons and Dunning Kruger

Fulfilling the promise I made in my initial blog post (link here), I’m starting to share some learning from my Churchill Travelling Fellowship. This post summarises the whirlwind since the 2018 Fellowships were formally announced on the 9th March and today, the 25th. It’s been as interesting and exciting as people promised. Thanks… and Don’t […]