On and on and on and on: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You


Uproar on time-wasting social media platform Twitter this week as the people at the top decided that tweets would now be 280 characters instead of 140 characters. “This is the worst idea ever” cried one user. “Literally the worst decision in history” bawled another. Because it turns out that people like brevity. Things should be short, concise and to the point.

This applies to social enterprise newsletters too. People are too busy to wade through waffle and irrelevance, they want someone to cut through the noise and serve them their news without grandiloquent words and ornate language. Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You is a firm believer in this, it runs through us like a stick of rock.  So for simple, direct social enterprise news we recommend you sign up to Pioneer Post’s succinct and rather excellent digest.

Enjoy this week’s news…

@davemcglashan

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Crowbarring in some gloating: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You


My voice is rather hoarse today. “Oh, do you have a bad cold Dave?” Nope. “Have you been smoking cigarettes?”. Incorrect. The reason that my voice is shot is because on Wednesday evening I was at Wembley cheering the mighty Tottenham to a 3-1 victory over Real Madrid, the current European champions.

Why is this relevant in a newsletter about social enterprise? I’ll tell you. I reckon I’ve spent 30 odd years supporting Spurs, and most of it has been pretty tough. Hard work, you might say. But for those moments of joy it all becomes worthwhile – a bit like running a social enterprise. So my advice to you: be the Spurs that you want to see in the world (unless you support Arsenal or Chelsea, in which case you’re doomed…).

Enjoy the news.

@davemcglashan

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Breviloquent: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You


Phew, it’s been a busy week. I have done a lot of work. Don’t call me a hero, but I’ve done it all with a cold as well. Remarkable. It does mean that this week’s newsletter is a little shorter than usual as I’ve not had any time to mess around on social media do any research. Some good stuff though, so enjoy the news…

@davemcglashan

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In perfect harmony: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Yin: we had our staff away day this week and spent the day pursuing extremely wholesome activities – we did a raw cooking* class and then spent the afternoon doing yoga and meditating. (*raw cooking involves no actual cooking. Mainly chopping).

Yang: The day finished at 5pm. By 9pm I had consumed four pints of lager and a large McChicken sandwich meal with a strawberry milkshake.

I’ll leave it to you to decide which was more enjoyable…

Enjoy this week’s news.

@davemcglashan

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Unlucky for some: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

It’s Friday 13th, and unluckily for you here I am popping up in your inbox again. Luckily for you, there is an enormous amount of social enterprise news to get your teeth into. The people who complain that this is too long are not going to be happy this week.

Enjoy your weekend – I’m off to see Blade Runner later.

@davemcglashan

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