Monthly Archives for May 2012

It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

Enthusiasm for Engineering

At the recent TEDxGranta conference held at The Junction in Cambridge, one talk highlighted a worrying trend in the UK today: schoolchildren don’t really know what engineering is about, and hence are unlikely to consider it as a career.

Social Enterprise should make a profit

There is a lot of talk out there about Social Enterprises and the part they can play in helping the country go forward. The first myth I would like to explode is based around the name some politicians, and sadly some people working in the sector, give to these organisations and that is “Not for Profit.” That is something they most definitely should not be, they need to make a profit, or surplus if you prefer to call it that, otherwise there is nothing to pay for the future. The important thing is what they do with the profits and for a true Social Enterprise what I would expect to see is that they are largely re-invested into the community.