It’s been a while since the last post, so I thought I’d cheat a bit and do an update with some links that I hope are of interest (I now use Pocket for this bookmarking, after a recommendation from Toby Blume). I’ve grouped them into arbitrary random themes….happy reading.
- Are reports of the death of English devolution exaggerated? – in short, probably not, but it might be different…it might be more genuinely devolution too…
- Immigration and the ‘left behind’ – Flip Chart Fairy Tales is unfailingly interesting and a must-read blog for me; this delves into the statistical realities of demographic and employment changes since 2008 and much more besides….
- …and this Brexit: Enough David Brent, this is serious is brilliant on what our relationship with Europe might be (or even what the possibilities are)
- What wellbeing inequalities tell us about the EU Referendum result is another different take on ’causes’ or ‘revelations’ from the result…
- This is a provocative (if perhaps written too swiftly after the event) piece from Charles Leadbetter too: Brexit: How systems change – or don’t Was it all down to ‘enough of a split’ being formed in the establishment by BoJo?
Technophilia & phobia:
- Bullshit: 10 reasons to doubt your ambitious digital disruptor really has the answer to your social problem is a scathing and entertaining take-down of the worst excesses of tech-for-good
- On the flip side, there’s more coming: The Rise of Social Enterprise Accelerators
- All this tech-based internettery might not be good for our health (he says, blogging and then tweeting the post round): Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work?
- And for a more positive view: Tech for common good – why a collective approach would work for the social sector – Tris Lumley at NPC making a strong and persuasive case; a good accompaniment to this is Stian Westlake’s Why can’t workers benefit more from the tools of the sharing economy? (why indeed)
Random miscellany (or ‘other’):
- Why we’re post-fact – interesting, discursive look in Granta at what could be causing the politics we have…
- The soup revolution: changing cities over dinner from Detroit to Liverpool – a great thing, having helped organise one in Plymouth. Simple, shareable, works.
- No-one should have the word ‘strategy’ in their job title – well, it’s a view, and I have some sympathy with it
- And perhaps not unconnected, Luck is a Bigger Contributor to Success Than People Give it Credit for – how to avoid overestimating your own role in success… #humility
Till next time…