Each week after sending Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You my colleague Antonia replies giving me a score out of ten. I’m not really sure why, it’s just a tradition that we seem to have fallen into. She definitely has a future as some sort of critic though, or perhaps a school teacher. It also lends a certain frisson of excitement to a Friday morning, which is good.
This week Antonia, I’m sorry. It’s not a vintage edition. I’ve had one of those weeks where not much as happened. It’s not been a bad week, just a steady week. So go easy…
January is a long old month, isn’t it? It’s cold, you’re broke after Christmas, you go to work in the dark and then go home in the dark and your face takes a tone that Dulex would call ‘pallid grey’. But never fear, I’ve got just the tonic for you. This week I’ve spent every moment at my desk digesting a pile of self-help books, scouring online forums and watching motivational webinars to produce the definitive list of how you can become ‘a new you’.
Sat at my desk at the beginning of December my colleague strolled over from the other side of the office, I was hoping they were going to offer me a cup of tea, instead the conversation went:
What are you doing at Christmas?
Erm, you know family stuff, the usual.
Do you want to go on a train round India?
What, why? YES.
SSE are venturing into the sub-continent for the first time this year and with the launch in Delhi just around the corner we need to get the word out far and wide so that we can find a great inaugural cohort of social entrepreneurs. To help us do this we have partnered with Jagriti Yatra who are ‘Building India through enterprise’. Continue reading
If I had a pound every time someone subscribed to Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You, I’d now have £10,000. Yep, we hit five figures this week and now reach a massive 0.015625% of the UK population. Literally 156 in every 1 million people read this newsletter, which I think makes it more popular than the Liberal Democrats. Thank you all for subscribing and putting up with it each week. (I now await a flurry of unsubscribes to take us back below the 10000 mark..!)
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