Following a recommendation from Damien Mulley I've come to the Shine Unconference in London this weekend.
I've been invited to be a guest blogger on the Social Reporter blog which is covering the event.
If you have an interest - even passing - in social entrepreneurs, in campaigning for change and in what people are doing to make a difference in the world, and would like to see what's going on in London, come over and have a read. My first (long of course) post is now live.
My main area of interest is the people here - who they are, what they're doing and their stories.
As I shared, one of my favourite poems - What Is Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson - has these lines, which sum up what a social entrepreneur is quite well for me:
…To find the best in others;Thanks to the lovely people at Unltdworld I have internet access (guess who wasn't intelligent enough to bring his laptop?) and will be blogging there and here (hopefully) over the weekend.
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Any and all feedback welcome. You should also have a read of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland website.