This might be my daftest idea yet. If it’s as obvious as I think, why isn’t it already happening in Wales? Here’s the idea. An intensive University Degree Course, aimed at the over 50’s. On the course the participants will; create real businesses, with a strong social purpose (cooperatives if possible), and get a degree out […]
Successful Innovation = Scaling Up Successful Pilots. Unfortunately, History* Suggests NOT
Please excuse me while I have an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ moment. Complex, or ‘wicked problems’ cannot be solved by the simple process of picking up ‘best practice’ from one area and ‘ruthlessly’ enforcing it the next. Simple approaches to complex situations just don’t work (It’s worth a look at the definition of wicked problems for some […]
Spot the odd one out; Open Data, Age UK Cheshire, Fire and Rescue Service, Dementia Advisor?
Imagine this is a low rent version of the television quiz show QI. In 5 seconds tell me ‘which is the odd one out?’ (there’s a picture to help you) Open Data. Age UK Cheshire. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. A Dementia Advisor. The answer is… None. None of these four things is the odd […]