Over on POPSE (the pop-up social enterprise think-tank) there is a very funny — and illuminating — list of 100 truths about social enterprise. After some initial scepticism (I don’t really believe there are a hundred revealed truths about anything, let alone social enterprise) I really enjoyed these. The humour redeems them.
Some of my favourites…
- Newsflash: your social network for a niche community won’t fund itself by advertising
- Beware the ‘self-styled’ social entrepreneur; this normally means s/he is more about ‘self’ and ‘style’
- If a pound was donated each time a social entrepreneur quoted Gandhi, no-one would need to fundraise
- Teach too many men to fish and you screw up the entire marine ecosystem and deplete the fish stocks
Thanks to James at iSE for the pointer.