Whilst doing my best to earn a living in freelance-ville, I’ve joined forces with some other similarly unaffiliated types for a new initiative: PopSE!: the pop-up social enterprise think tank. “What is a pop-up social enterprise think tank?”, I hear you cry.
– Well, it’s pop-up (we’ll be in a physical space for a week, commencing May 9th)
– It’s about social enterprise (the broad subject we’ll focus on)
– And it’s a think tank (we’ll be coming up with ideas, contributing to debates, doing pieces of work etc)
You can read more at the website (www.popse.org.uk) as more becomes apparent in the next couple of weeks, and contact us to get involved, suggest topics and collaborate. Most importantly for me, it should avoid becoming the Venn diagram above, and be constructive, collaborative and fun.
To which end, I’ve been putting together a double-sided ultimate compilation playlist mixtape for social enterprise to give us our soundtrack….but would welcome further suggestions. Uploaded to Spotify / iTunes when completed.
SIDE A: Positive about social enterprise
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Glee Cast (oh yes)
Faith – George Michael
Stand and Deliver – Adam and the Ants
Survivor – Destiny’s Child (Bootylicious was tempting…)
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Opportunities – Pet Shop Boys
A Change is Gonna Come – Otis Redding / Sam Cooke
Go Do – Jonsi
Heroes – David Bowie
We’re All In This Together – High School Musical (and/or George Osborne)
The Times They Are A-Changin – Bob Dylan
SIDE B: Negative about social enterprise
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Is This It? – The Strokes
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Dead in the Water – David Gray
What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye
Elusive – Scott Matthews
Mess – Ben Folds Five
Fake Empire – The National
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova
Living in a Box – Living in a Box
Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Please post any additional suggestions in the comments…..and I’ll report back with a final Now Here’s What I Call Social Enterprise in the week of PopSE!