The following popped up in my google alert about Minciu Sodas and
Chris Macrae. I thought them to be very relevant to Minciu Sodas
groups of Living by Truth and of Learning from Each Other.
Alert about Minciu Sodas:
Alert about Chris:
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I admire waht you are trying to take up to the next level here Michael
What would really excite me is if we could work out a few symbols
which each project could be labelled by - like eg the red michelin
guide gives hotels special symbols if the scenery is beautiful or the
cooking is excellent or indeed if a place is the best value in the
I am well aware that if ned used all its brains we coild come up with
a glittering array of logos.
HOwever there are two, if certified accurately would make it very
easy for me to talk about catcomm in 10000 youth dilaogues I am
moderating this year and other projects aimed to scale up connections
to the community-sustaining world's deepest but replicable projects
1 is the exact defition of sustaianability business which requires
showing that there is a proven model of positive cashflow and an
ownership that wants all the surplus reinvested in purpose/community
not sucked out to wall street or other big city owners
2 the other is something a lot less ambitious but equally
misundersttod- it is that defintion of social action that certifies
that a team of at least 3 people have been aiming to develop a
service franchise around an unchanged goal and that they have stayed
together for at least a year and that they are happy to share their
action learnings (failures as well as sucecsses) is teams of equal
integrity can show that they are working on analagous goals.
This particular stage really isnt about the money-. Its about seeing
if you really have both competences and a gaol that the community
loves you for delivering.
If you can prove and sustain that- as well as quite frankly get on
with each other as co-workers - then if there is any goodwill in this
networked world it shouldnt be too difficult to find people who will
give you an interest free loan once you know what social bsuienss
model you are graduating to
Its my guess that about 30% of the projects in catcom mmight qualify
as SA and about 10% as SB - how do you see this?